Amy Goins Co-Presents on Election Law for RI Bar Association
UTR municipal law attorney Amy Goins recently was a co-presenter at a March seminar entitled “Elections: RI Law and Practice” with John Marion, Executive Director of Common Cause Rhode Island, at the Rhode Island Bar Association.
The free RIBA program was attended (virtually) by more than 30 municipal and government attorneys as well as lawyers in private practice. It covered the different roles of the Secretary of State, Board of Elections, and local Boards of Canvassers in Rhode Island elections. Amy and John also reviewed Rhode Island laws relating to elections, Federal case law and significant statutes.
With proposed reforms expected this year to change election law – based on the 2020 election experience, particularly with mail ballots – Amy and the municipal law team at UTR expect to be advising clients on municipal election law and town clerk responsibilities.
As Assistant Solicitor to five municipalities in Rhode Island, Amy prosecutes misdemeanors, drafts ordinances, reviews contracts, and provides counsel on zoning and planning matters. She is a member of the RIBA House of Delegates and a past chairperson of its Government Lawyers Committee. She is also the former governing board president of Common Cause Rhode Island.