RBG’s Michael Bien and Donald Specter, director of the Prison Law Office, head The Recorder ‘s inaugural Attorneys of the Year list that was announced on December 21, 2009.  According to The Recorder, “The two led a legal team who proved at trial that overcrowding in California’s prisons is the primary cause of constitutionally deficient medical and mental health care. A panel of three federal judges in August ordered the state to reduce its prison population by 40,000 inmates over the next two years.”  Reprint of full article re Bien and Specter here.