Congresswoman Jackie Speier to be honored at San Mateo County Law Library Foundation’s Fundraiser

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Redwood City, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2019 – The San Mateo County Law Library Foundation is hosting a cocktail party and networking fundraiser on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the historic Kohl Mansion in Burlingame. The event will be from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. and will honor featured speaker Congresswoman Jackie Speier.

Jeffrey R. Loew, principal of Loew Law Group and President of the Law Library Foundation since it was established in 2016, will speak about the Foundation’s progress over the past three years, and present Congresswoman Speier with the Foundation’s first annual “Access to Justice” Award. Loew Law Group is also proud to serve as a featured sponsor of the event.

All proceeds from the event will support the San Mateo County Law Library, which is facing a financial crisis caused by a reduction in funding and increase in costs.

The San Mateo County Law Library (SMCLL) was established in 1916 to carry out the California Legislature’s County Law Library Statute of 1891, which requires the county to provide legal facilities and services at no charge, and mandates access to the library by county citizens. After more than one hundred years, the Law Library continues to offer free access to justice for the community and serves nearly 9,000 users annually. But the Law Library requires the community’s continued support to maintain these services.

The presenting sponsors for this fundraising event are:
o Corey, Luzaich, De Ghetaldi & Riddle LLP
o Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy, LLP

“The Foundation and its Board are very excited to honor Congresswoman Jackie Speier at our upcoming event. Jackie’s work on behalf of the community has included tremendous support for our Law Library, including singling out the Law Library for commendation before the 2014 U.S. Congress. Our Foundation Board found it most appropriate to give her this award of distinction. It is a happy coincidence that Jackie is a notable Mercy High School Burlingame Alumna (MHSBA), and that the High School still resides at the Kohl Mansion today.” – Jeff Loew, President, San Mateo County Law Library Foundation

“Our Law Library is a tremendous asset to our community and yet there are still a lot people who don’t even know we exist. Our library is more than just a collection of legal books. It is about offering access to justice through diversity, equity, and inclusion by having prohibitively expensive materials available to anyone who wants to use them. Our goal for our fundraiser is to raise awareness of the San Mateo County Law Library and let the community know that our staff is happy to help when a legal issue comes up and you don’t know where to start.”—Caroline Bracco, Library Director

Corporate sponsorships are still available. To register, donate or for more information, visit

Contact Information

Jeffrey R. Loew
President, San Mateo County Law Library Foundation

Tel. (650) 397-8700

Sponsorship Information
(888)392-4725 ext. 702

About the San Mateo County Law Library

The San Mateo County Law Library (SMCLL) provides the community with a variety of services to aid in locating and understanding the laws that people come into contact with every day. The mission of the SMCLL is to provide access to all persons interested in the law or in need of legal assistance. The SMCLL serves the bench, bar, and citizens of San Mateo County. The California County Law Library system was established in 1891 and continues to offer the tools for citizens to exercise their right of due process. Located across the street from the San Mateo County Superior Courthouse in Redwood City, the Library is a practice library, focusing on print and electronic materials for attorneys and the general public to aid them in the understanding of the legal process. Use of the Library’s collection is free to all who enter the Library.

About the San Mateo County Law Library Foundation

The mission of the Foundation is to ensure continued access to justice for all people. The Foundation was created in 2016 to assist and promote the Law Library through outreach, fundraising, advocacy and volunteerism. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that accepts donations on behalf of and for the benefit of the San Mateo County Law Library. Donations help offset the Law Library’s current financial crisis and help the Library assist all people, whether members of the general public or local attorneys, in their efforts to use the legal system effectively.