Sara Norman, Board President, is Managing Attorney at the Prison Law Office, in Berkeley, California, a nonprofit law office that advocates for the rights of youth and adults behind bars in California. She graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School and clerked for Judge Robert Carter in the Southern District of New York. She has been with the office for twenty years and specializes in representing prisoners with disabilities and incarcerated juveniles. She is counsel for the plaintiff class in Clark v. California, a class action on behalf of thousands of California prisoners with developmental disabilities, and is plaintiff’s counsel in Farrell v. Cate, a taxpayer lawsuit that has forced sweeping reforms in California’s juvenile justice system. She was awarded a California Lawyer of the Year Award by the State Bar Foundation in 2005, as well as the Pacific Juvenile Defender of the Year Award in 2006 and a Pioneer Award from the Center for Health Justice in 2009. In 2008 and 2009, she was named one of the top women litigators in California by the San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journals. Sara was a member of the litigation team in Brown v. Plata, in which the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed a lower court order requiring California to significantly reduce its severe prison overcrowding, an accomplishment for which the team was selected as a finalist for the 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Public Justice Foundation.