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Amy Rood
Candidate for the
Nassau Family Court

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • I have been in the Family Court for twenty years as a support magistrate and court attorney referee presiding over cases involving child and spousal support, custody and visitation, abuse and neglect, domestic violence, paternity, foster care and adoptions. Litigants appear in the Family Court during some of the most difficult times of their lives. I have found that many hostile and difficult situations are settled in a courtroom where communication and mutual respect are encouraged. I try to treat the litigants with the same compassion and patience that I would want for family, friends or myself. I explain to the litigants who come before me what they can expect and the Family Court process. I do not want anyone to walk out of the courtroom without a complete understanding of the proceeding that just occurred. It is very important for every litigant to know that they will have a full opportunity to be heard and given a fair and expedited trial. Family court should be a solution rather than an additional burden on the litigants.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Working Families
Campaign Web Site  
  • Cardozo School of Law, JD, 1979
  • Brandeis University, BA, 1976
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1980
  • NYS Office of Court Administration
Professional Experience
  • Court Attorney Referee in NYS Family Court, Queens County
  • Support Magistrate in NYS Family Court, Kings County and Manhattan
  • District Council 37 prepaid legal services plan, family law team

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