John W. Adkins is a San Diego native who has worked in the legal services community for over 30 years. A graduate of UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall Law School and the School of Library & Information Studies, he practiced plaintiff antitrust and class action work in San Francisco before jumping into academia, where he directed information services staff in law school libraries. He now serves as the director of the San Diego Law Library where he has a passion for bringing solutions to access to justice issues. John is active in the law librarian profession and is now serving as president of the Council of California County Law Libraries; as an elected Member of the American Association of Law Libraries Executive Board; and as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, an organization dedicated to ending human trafficking, and to rescuing victims. John has written about, and presented on, these and other topics.