Author SARA J. BERMAN, Fort Lauderdale, FL., a graduate of the UCLA School of Law, is a pioneer in online legal education. Berman has been a law professor since 1998 and currently serves as the Director of Critical Skills and Academic Support at Nova Southeastern's Shepard Broad College of Law. Professor Berman created the first supplemental performance test course and has been teaching dedicated performance test courses in law schools ever since. Berman has also lectured in bar review courses for more than two decades, preparing students for both substantive and skills portions of bar exams nationwide. Professor Berman is the author the ABA's Pass the Bar Exam: A Practical Guide to Achieving Academic and Professional Goals as well as its companion teacher's manual. With UCLA Law Professor Paul Bergman, Professor Berman co-authored Nolo's The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System and Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case--easy-to-read overviews of the criminal and civil justice systems respectively, written for lay people and loved by law students.