Saturday May 25th, 2024 4:05AM

Robert E. Andrews Law Library dedicated

By By Jerry Gunn
GAINESVILLE - The Robert E. Andrews Law Library was dedicated Wednesday afternoon on Gainesville's historic square.

Gainesville and Hall County now has a law library named for the man who helped set up law libraries across Georgia.

Andrews, as a state legislator, sponsored a bill which created and funded law libraries statewide. Andrews practiced law for over 50 years in Gainesville before retiring.

He recalled that he learned Arkansas funded its libraries with fees attached to criminal fines. "The judge in Arkansas said 'We add 25 cents to every criminal fine'and I thought we don't have a law library in Gainesville," Andrews said.

Bob Andrews said his bill put a two-dollar fee on Georgia criminal fines to raise funds for law libraries statewide.

Gainesville attorney Dan Summer presented the resolution at Wednesday's dedication of the Robert E. Andrews Law Library.

Summer said locating the library on the square serves both the public and researching attorneys.

Many area attorneys and judges were on hand for the ceremony.
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