Amy has also given presentations on juvenile defense at a 2014 MACDL seminar; on juvenile bindover proceedings at an advanced training offered by the Maine State Bar Association; and on many topics, including mental health of clients, at a 2012 Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services minimum standards training.
Amy is part of the Clifford Commission. The Clifford Commission’s goal is to have the responsibility for appointed counsel removed from the Judiciary’s budget through the creation of an independent agency that would be separately funded. The stated purpose of the Clifford Commission is to provide efficient, high quality representation to indigent criminal defendants, juvenile defendants and children, and parents in child protective cases, consistent with federal and state constitutional and statutory obligations.
She was named a Complaint Justice–also called a Justice of the Peace–in 2005 by Chief Judge of the District Court Vendean Vafiades. She has served in that role for eleven years.
A native Mainer, Amy is an active member of the southern Maine community. She has volunteered at soup kitchens in York County and teaches a class on parental rights at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham. By request of the York County Sheriff, Amy serves on the York County Board of Visitors.
While Amy loves her job as an attorney, her favorite job in the world is being a mother to her daughter, Brynne, and her son, Keegan.