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San Diego, CA, December 14, 2011: John Adkins, Director of the San Diego Law Library, announced Tuesday a $250,000 matching grant to fund the final phase of the downtown law library renovation. The money will fund critical final elements of the project, including furniture and technology.

“From the beginning this renovation has been about two things: updating the building so that it is safe and compliant and creating a welcoming and comfortable space for laypeople and lawyers to learn about and use the law to solve problems and achieve success,” Adkins said.

“It would be a shame to come this far and end up with a new building that lacks the ergonomically correct furniture and updated technology that will fully complete our vision. We are incredibly grateful to the Hervey family and the San Diego Foundation for this opportunity.”

The announcement was made during a special ceremony honoring donors and other supporters of the $5 million privately funded renovation, including the $1.6 million donation from the Hervey Family through the San Diego Foundation. The evented included the unveiling of a new donor wall recognizing the Hon. Edgar B. Hervey, as well as other major contributors, including the Hon. Julia Kelety, the Morrison & Foerster Foundation, and Luce Forward.  California State Senator Juan Vargas and County Supervisor Greg Cox were among the speakers at the event, where more than 55 attended. Among the dignitaries were Superior Court Presiding Judge Kevin Enright and many of his colleagues, who all praised the renovation as a step forward for the San Diego legal community and county residents.

Donations can be made online here  or by contacting Angelica Gonzalez at 619-531-4449.