Sara E. Gold is a member of the clinical law faculty at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where she co-directs the HIV Legal Clinic, a medical-legal partnership between the legal clinic and the HIV medical clinics on the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus. Sara teaches and supervises law students providing pro bono representation to low-income clients living with HIV in a range of matters from family law to Social Security disability benefits to life planning. Sara serves on the steering committees of the Family Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center and the inter-professional Preparing the Future (PTF) Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and is a member of the Baltimore City HIV Planning Group and Baltimore City HIV/AIDS Commission.
Sara received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1991, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland in 2011, Sara 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. Sara 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.
Sara teaches the importance of trauma-informed lawyering and recently wrote an article entitled, Trauma; What Lurks Beneath the Surface that will appear in the Clinical Law Review (Spring 2018).