We are happy to celebrate our Board of Trustees President Mara Elliott for her re-election as San Diego City Attorney!

This is President Elliott’s second term as San Diego City Attorney after being the first woman and first Latina elected City Attorney in 2016. President Elliott’s first-term accomplishments were numerous. She launched the Gun Violence Restraining Order, used to keep firearms people that posed a danger to our community’s health and safety, and the Safe Storage of Firearms Ordinance, created to keep firearms out of the hands of children. President Elliott also continued her mission to protect San Diego’s most vulnerable citizens by re-launching San Diego’s Family Justice Center, where victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking can receive the medical, counseling, and legal assistance that they need to achieve safety and heal from abuse. And, President Elliott took on major corporate offenders by creating the Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) Program to prioritize consumer and environmental protections.

Because of her commitment to the citizens of San Diego, President Elliott was resoundingly re-elected by her constituents. In addition to all of these accomplishments, President Elliott was named the 2020 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year by the California Lawyers Association’s Public Law Section. The Public Lawyer of the Year Award recognizes her as an exceptional attorney who has demonstrated a commitment to public service throughout her career.


We are fortunate to have such an accomplished public servant leading the Law Library.  President Elliott was elected to lead the Board of Trustees on January 1, 2018, and during her tenure, she has helped the library navigate our COVID-19 response to protect the health, safety, and financial security of the library. We are grateful to President Elliott for her vision, dedication, and leadership in everything that she does for the law library and the people of San Diego!