Coral Henning, JD (1980), M.Lib.S. (2003), the long-time and visionary Director of the Sacramento County Public Law Library, passed away on March 28, 2019.
We add our welcome to Elizabeth Bacon as the SCBA’s new Executive Director. In his announcement to the SCBA membership of Elizabeth’s appointment, SCBA President Sean McCoy mentioned the significant positions Elizabeth has held at UC Davis and UOP. So how cool is it that Executive Director of the SCBA is an upward career move for Elizabeth! The SCBA has come a long way during Mary Burroughs’ tenure.
As Editor, I have probably spent more time working with Mary than any other SCBA member. Presidents are one-and-done … the Editor just plods along year after year (to say nothing of the dozens of hours we worked together with Milenko Vlaisavljevic on the Centennial Book). What a pleasure it has been, both personally and professionally. I have watched as Mary has succeeded in growing the SCBA and making it ever more relevant to its membership. When she told me about her planned retirement, I asked her to pick out “five to 10 (max)” of her favorite on-the-job photos. She managed to narrow down her choices to 27 – the 27 that appear on the cover of this issue. Mary will be missed.
Lastly, we mark the death of Coral Henning, the Director of the Sacramento County Law Library. I got to know Coral about 10 years ago when we worked together on a lawsuit defending the law library. Coral was a champion for the relevance of law libraries in the 21st century. If you are unfamiliar with the services that the law library provides to non-lawyers, please take five minutes to Google the library and then maybe make small (or large) donation to the library (or VLSP, LSNC, the Bar Foundation, whatever you support) in Coral’s honor.