Welcome to the Virgin Islands Bar Association  

We are an integrated Bar Association with approximately 850 members practicing within the United States Territory of the Virgin Islands.  The Territory is located in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean and consists primarily of the islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas along with numerous lesser cays. 
 

The Virgin Islands Bar Association along with The Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands governs the practice of law in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our mission is to promote improvements in the administration of justice, and to monitor and advocate public policy issues affecting the judicial system.    We also work to improve the community through public education and public service.  These twin goals are reflected in our motto “Striving for Justice… Serving our community”.  
 

This site contains information related to individual members of our association, including their practice areas and contact information.  It also provides a calendar of events, news and other information about the Bar Association and its members.    

           We hope you enjoy the conveniences of this website.  If you would like to contact the Bar Association directly you may do so by calling us at 340-778-7497 or email us at executivedirector@vibar.org.

  

Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy and Civil Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules.  A key feature of the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is that they increase limitations on the scope of discovery under Rule 26(b).  They also call for greater judicial case management and create a higher burden for imposing sanctions under Rule 37(e), which applies to any type of evidence, not just electronic.

The public is invited to comment before February 15, 2014.  Instructions on how to submit a comment are provided at this link:  http://www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/rules/proposed-amendments.aspx. 

 

    Gabriel  Lerner Scholarship Fund 
Donate

CLE Rules   
New Amended Rule 208 Mandatory CLE 
Appendix 1-CLE Reporting Form


Special Admission
Rule 202 Special Admission


Dues Increase
New Approval of Change in Annual Dues Structure


Strategic Plan
New 3-Year Strategic Plan


VIBA Bylaws

 Social Media Protocols of the Virgin Islands Bar Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

ALPS is your Virgin Islands Bar affiliated professional liability insurer.
ALPS comprehensive professional liability program offers industry-leading guidance, financial stability and protection to you and your firm. For more information call 1-800-FOR ALPS.

 

NOTICES & UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Bill No. 30-0257
Settlement Agreements and Settlement Claims

 

Bill No. 30-0262
Virgin Islands False Claim Act

 

Bill No. 30-0278
Judicial Branch Management

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Bar Admissions

New! Please contact the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands to submit your request to be swon in on St. Croix
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Order of the Court-Amending Bylaws Includes Exhibit 1 and Opinion.
Amemdments Includes Dues Increase Effective
January 1, 2014

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Notice of Disbarment of Maxwell D. McIntosh
 

Notice of Disbarment of Kenth Rogers
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Notice of Disbarment of
Winston Taylor

Notice of Suspension, Public Reprimand and Public Meeting of Elmo Adams
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 Notice of Suspension/Public Reprimand of Edward Parson
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 Notice of Suspension of Sharon Schoenleben

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 Suspension Order
Warren M. Williams

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Notice of Suspension of

David W. Iverson

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Superior Court of the Virgin Islands Public Notice Reappointment of Magistrate Judges
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Superior Court Official Press Release 006-2013
Magistrate Judge Position

Scholarship Application
Now Available

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 New Order Adopting Superior Court Rule 10.1
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New Propsoed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy and Civil Procedure

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 July Newsletter
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New August Newsletter
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October Newsletter
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New Special Edition
Bar Journal

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 2013 Updated Membership Directory
PDF Version

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New Superior Court of the Virgin Islands
relocation of St. John court operations

Speedy Trial Act
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Special Membership Meeting
October 23, 2013
District Court of the VI
(both districts)
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Tennis Tournament
November 14-17, 2013
Carambola Tennis Club
St. Croix

Registration Form


Credit Card Payment Form

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CLE Program
Annual Meeting
Special Reception
December 13, 2013 
Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino
St. Croix


Agenda


Registration
 

Credit Card Payment Form
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Southern Conference
of Bar Presidents (SCBP)
October 10-11, 2014
Marriott Frenchman's Reef
Beach Resort
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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CLE REPORTING DEADLINE INFORMATION

2012 REPORTING DEADLINE is
On or before January 31, 2013

"No member may submit a Certification of Attendance after January 31 without approval of the Supreme Court of the VI upon written request by the member"
Rule 208 (c) (1)
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Non Compliance:
Rule 208 (5) The VI Bar shall file a Notice of Non-Compliance with the Supreme Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Failure to comply within ninety (90) days of receiving the Notice of Delinquency shall result in Automatic Suspension by the Supreme Court of the U.S.V.I. 
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Copy of Rule 208
Mandatory Continuing Legal 
Education
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CLE Sponsor Application Form  

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JOB BANK 
Post and view jobs
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Bar Journal

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5 Title V.I.C § 3503
Counsel for Indigent Defendants re Criminal Appointd Cases in Superior Court

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Rule 210
Rules Governing Appointment of Counsel to Represent Indigent Parties on Appeal

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  Order of The Court
Dated August 12, 2011
Temporarily Extending Term of Special Admission

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 Sponsorship Request Policy

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Superior Court Notice of Change

in Court Fees
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 Amendments
To Supreme Court
Rules 203 And 207

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NEW PROBATE CODE
Signed copy of Code
 Amendments
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SUPREME COURT RULE 209
Adoption of the Virgin Islands Rules for Judicial Disciplinary Enforcement


Organization and Structure

Order Amending Supreme Court Rule 209 (2) (3)
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  P. O. Box 224108
Christiansted, VI 00822
  2155 King Cross Street, Suite 2
Christiansted, VI 00820
(340) 778-7497 | (340) 773-5060 Facsimile

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