Sara Gold

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Panelist, Closing the Justice Gap through Medical-Legal Partnerships

Professor Gold directs the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic at the University of Maryland Law School where she supervises law students representing low-income clients living with HIV in a range of legal matters from family law to public benefits to advance care planning.  Law student attorneys work as part of an interprofessional team with healthcare providers and social workers to help improve overall health and well-being for clients.  Prior to joining the faculty at the Law School, Professor Gold was Pro Bono Manager at the law firm of Howrey LLP in Washington, D.C., where she supervised attorneys representing low-income clients in family law, social security, asylum, and domestic violence matters.  From 2008-2009, she was a Visiting Professor in the Domestic Violence Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center where she taught and supervised law students representing low-income victims of family abuse in D.C. Superior Court.  She joined the faculty at Georgetown after ten years practicing in the field of child welfare where she represented the D.C. government and the Child and Family Services Agency in child abuse and neglect cases in D.C. Superior Court.  Professor Gold served as Acting Deputy of the Family Services Division of the D.C. Office of the Attorney General, where she oversaw the management and operation of the Domestic Violence and Child Protection Sections.