October 28, 2020

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SDLL Board President Is CLA’s Public Lawyer of the Year

We are happy to announce that San Diego City Attorney and San Diego Legislation Library Board of Trustees President Mara Elliott has been picked as the California Legal professionals Association’s 2020 Ronald M. George General public Attorney of the Calendar year.

 

Elliott is the very first San Diego City Attorney to be honored with this statewide award, which is specified annually to a community sector legal professional who provides remarkable assistance to the community, possesses an exemplary popularity in the lawful group, and demonstrates the best ethical specifications. Previous General public Legal professionals of the Calendar year have included metropolis lawyers, county counsels, deputy legal professional generals, and workforce of the Governor’s Business office and the California Supreme Courtroom.

 

“Her distinguished profession demonstrates a determination to safeguarding taxpayer bucks and defending the legal rights and protection of Californians,” mentioned Alex Calero, chair of the CLA’s General public Legislation Segment. Elliott is acknowledged as a nationwide leader in stopping gun violence, a fierce winner for buyers, employees and the atmosphere, and a staunch protector of victims of domestic violence and intercourse trafficking.

 

“Protecting the community has been the driving determination driving my profession in community assistance, and I’m deeply humbled to be acknowledged by my friends,” San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott mentioned. “It is a particular honor to be the very first San Diego City Attorney to be named California General public Attorney of the Calendar year. I share in this award with my whole workforce, the exceptional legal professionals and staff who are committed to earning San Diego a secure, equitable, and livable group for everyone.”

 

Elliott’s determination to earning San Diego equitable for all extends to her tenure on the San Diego Legislation Library’s Board of Trustees. She joined the legislation library’s Board of Trustees in 2015 and grew to become the President of the Board in 2018. All through that time, Elliott has constantly furthered our mission to make the legislation obtainable to ALL of San Diego County.

 

Elliott was nominated by the Legal professionals Club of San Diego, with letters of support from Rafael J. Hurtado, President, San Diego La Raza Legal professionals Affiliation, San Diego County District Attorney Summertime Stephan, Condition Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, Heather Finlay, CEO of YWCA San Diego, and Robert Bowers Disney, Nationwide Arranging Director, Brady United From Gun Violence.

 

These group leaders spoke out in favor of Elliott’s operate, together with her management in combating domestic violence and intercourse trafficking, stopping gun violence, defending vulnerable customers of society, and listening to all segments of the group.

 

“Mara is the very first female, the very first Latina, and the very first mother to maintain the business of San Diego City Attorney,” Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez mentioned. “[She] is as an inspiring case in point to other individuals who want to provide, uplift and actually empower their communities, particularly by pursuing a profession in community legislation.”

 

The General public Legislation Segment of the California Legal professionals Affiliation began issuing the General public Attorney of the Calendar year award in 1998. In 2008, the award was named in honor of now-retired California Chief Justice Ronald M. George in recognition of his distinguished profession committed to serving the community and longtime support of the Segment.

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