Amy Bender-Levy has worked for Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry since 2005, providing free legal representation in the areas of domestic and probate law, and is appointed by the courts to serve as a guardian ad litem in child order of protection cases. Amy practices in eleven counties within the State of Missouri. Prior to working for CLAM, she worked at Lathrop and Gage, St. Louis, and at Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen, Edwardsville, IL, doing civil litigation and toxic tort litigation. She received her B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1997 and her J.D. from Saint Louis University in 2000. Amy is currently serving as the Immediate Past Chair of the Young Lawyers' Section Council of the Missouri Bar, having previously served as Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and Chair-elect. She has served on the YLS Executive Committee since 2008 and has been a YLS Council member since 2006. She served on the 2012 Missouri Bar Annual Meeting Planning Committee and as Chair of the New Lawyer Practice Management CLE Track for the 2012 Missouri Bar Annual Meeting. She has been a speaker a number of times including the 2009 Annual Meeting, Saint Louis University Professionalism Program 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and 2012 Annual Meeting. She is a member of the Special Committee to Assist Lawyers in a Changing Economy, a member of the Lawyers Assistance Committee and was a member of the Missouri Bar Mentor Committee. She is serving on the Committee on Access to Family Courts. She was a member of the Advisory Committee on Citizenship Education and served as a Judge in the We The People Competition 2008-2012. Amy received the Roy Essen Memorial Award for Outstanding Young Lawyer from the St. Louis County Bar Association, in 2010. Amy serves on the Executive Committee as the Secretary for Girls on the Run St. Louis and has been a Board Member since 2011. She previously served as a head coach for GOTR and is a practice partner for her local elementary school where 3rd to 5th grade girls are trained for a 5k race and taught 20 weekly lessons which inspire them to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. Amy was selected and traveled to Israel as a participant in the Rubin Israel Experience in 2009. She is a participant in the 2013 Millstone Fellows Class. She served on the Executive Committee for the St. Louis Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy and as co-chair of the Social Action committee from 2011-2013 and is currently a Board Member. She served from 2011-2013 on the Jewish Community Center’s Mom’s Action Committee and the Rabbinical Transition Committee for her Congregation until 2013. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Jewish Federation. She co-chaired the 2012 Israeli Independence Day Celebration for the Jewish Federation St. Louis. Amy lives happily with her husband and three children ages 8, 6 and 2.
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