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Jones earns law doctorate

Posted: Friday, Jun 14th, 2013

CLINTON — Veronika L. Jones, daughter of Ronald and Beverly Jones of Clinton, received a juris doctorate degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law during the May 2013 commencement.

While in law school, Jones worked as a law clerk at SIU Students’ Legal Assistance, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance and the SIU Domestic Violence Clinic.

Additionally, Jones studied comparative international law in Europe and Australia. She chaired the law school’s Community Service Committee, directing a 5k which raised more than $2,800 for Illinois legal aid.

Prior to law school, Jones worked as a paralegal at McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, St. Louis.

Jones is a 2008 graduate of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and a 2004 graduate of Clinton High School.

After sitting for the July 2013 bar exam, Jones hopes to practice law in St. Louis.

For the complete article see the 06-14-2013 issue.

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