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All attorneys admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court are required to be members of the Bar. No attorney may practice law in the Virgin Islands in any matter, including appearing for a party at depositions taken in the Virgin Islands in cases filed in the Virgin Islands or appearing before administrative agencies of the Virgin Islands who is not an Active Member of the Bar.

The Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands governs the admission of all attorneys.

  • Pro Hac Vice Admission: Attorneys admitted pursuant to the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 201. 
  • Special Admission: Attorneys specially admitted pursuant to the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 202.
  • Regular Admission: Attorneys admitted pursuant to the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 204. 

Prior to admission, all individuals desiring to practice law in the Virgin Islands should familiarize themselves with the Rules of the Supreme Court, including, but not limited to the rules which govern professional responsibility, discipline, and establish membership status. 

Membership Dues

Membership runs January through December. Each fall dues renewals are sent to member contact information on file. Payment is due by December 1st, after-which late fees are accessed.

  • Regular Admission - $300
  • Regular Admission, New Admittee - $75
  • Special Admission - $225 
  • Pro Hac Vice - $75
  • Inactive Status - $150

Judicial law clerks and law students are eligible for membership in the Young Lawyers Committee. 

 


Additional Information:

Bar Admissions: Elsie-Mae King, Director of Bar Admissions | (340) 693-4120

 

Virgin Islands Bar Regulations

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Virgin Islands Supreme Court Rules 201 - 208
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
SCt Misc 2017-0020 Order Granting Extension PDF (110.27 KB)  more ] Administration 12/6/2017
SCt Misc 2017-0020 Petition PDF (143.97 KB)  more ] Administration 12/6/2017
VISCR 201 - Pro Hac Vice.pdf PDF (163.53 KB) Administration 7/25/2017
VISCR 202 - Special Admission.pdf PDF (258.13 KB) Administration 6/6/2017
VISCR 203 - Professional Responsibility & Disc.pdf PDF (252.37 KB) Administration 6/6/2017
VISCR 204 - Regular Admission.pdf PDF (202.25 KB) Administration 7/25/2017
VISCR 205 - Bylaws of the Virgin Islands Bar A.pdf PDF (199.03 KB) Administration 5/30/2017
VISCR 206 - Membership Status.pdf PDF (155.57 KB) Administration 5/30/2017
VISCR 207 - Virgin Islands Rules for Attorney .pdf PDF (311.53 KB) Administration 5/30/2017
VISCR 208 - Continuing Legal Education.pdf PDF (200.84 KB) Administration 5/30/2017
VISCR 211 - Rules of Professional Conduct Link Administration 5/30/2017
Rule 211.1.15-3 Client Trust Account Requirements PDF (182.51 KB) Administration 5/30/2017
Virgin Islands Trust Account Handbook Link Administration 5/30/2017
VISCR 212 - Unauthorized Practice of Law.pdf PDF (210.43 KB) Administration 5/30/2017
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