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Meet Amy

Background:

  • Lifelong Rhode Islander, lives in Little Compton on family farm
  • Daughter of Linda C. Veri and the late Albert R. Veri

Education:

  • Roger Williams University School of Law (Bristol, RI), Juris Doctor
  • Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI), Masters of Arts, Forensic Psychology
  • Union College (Schenectady, NY), Bachelors of Science, Psychology and Sociology
  •  The Lincoln School (Providence, RI)

Certification & Licensure :

  • Admitted to Rhode Island and Massachusetts state and federal Bars
  • National Criminal Defense College, Trial Practice Institute
  • Partners Overcoming Domestic Violence
  • Basic Gang Specialist, National Gang Crime Research Center

Current Employment & Work Experience:

  • Practicing attorney in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, specializing in criminal defense and family law
  • Member of the Rhode Island Bar Volunteer Lawyer Program, providing pro bono legal representation to survivors and victims of domestic violence and indigent parties in need of representation in family court
  • Rhode Island Court Appointed Indigent Defense, Superior, District, Family courts and mental health panels, providing legal representation to persons accused of crimes who cannot afford legal representation, and individuals whom the state seeks to involuntarily hospitalize and/or medicate.

 Past Work Experience:

  • CiviGenics/CEC Straight Ahead Program, Rhode Island Training School (Cranston, RI) - provided substance abuse counseling, individual counseling and clinical case management to the young men and women held at the Training School
  • Gang trainings - facilitated trainings to the Providence School Department and DCYF regarding gangs and youth in gangs
  • St. Mary's Home for Children (North Providence, RI) - residential counselor, working with boys ages 7 to 13 years old who had been sexually abused
  • Intern at Rhode Island Department of Corrections, Department of Mental Health Services
  • RI Department of Environmental Management, Parks and Recreation Department, Colt State Park
  • Lee's Supermarket (Westport, MA), Wishingstone Farm Country Stand (Little Compton, RI), & Coming Attractions (Little Compton, RI)

Hobbies:

  • Fishing
  • Equestrian
  • Hiking, kayaking
  • Gardening
  • Stained glass

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