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 

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























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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



Bar Admissions

New! Please contact the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands to submit your request to be swon in on St. Croix

Order of the Court-Amending Bylaws Includes Exhibit 1 and Opinion.
Amemdments Includes Dues Increase Effective
January 1, 2014


Notice of Disbarment of Maxwell D. McIntosh

Notice of Disbarment of Kenth Rogers

Notice of Disbarment of
Winston Taylor

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

 Notice of Suspension of Sharon Schoenleben


 Suspension Order
Warren M. Williams


Notice of Suspension of

David W. Iverson


Superior Court of the Virgin Islands Public Notice Reappointment of Magistrate Judges

Superior Court Official Press Release 006-2013
Magistrate Judge Position

Scholarship Application
Now Available


 New Order Adopting Superior Court Rule 10.1

New Propsoed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy and Civil Procedure

 July Newsletter

New August Newsletter

October Newsletter

New Special Edition
Bar Journal


 2013 Updated Membership Directory
PDF Version


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

Speedy Trial Act
Special Membership Meeting
October 23, 2013
District Court of the VI
(both districts)

Tennis Tournament
November 14-17, 2013
Carambola Tennis Club
St. Croix

Registration Form

Credit Card Payment Form


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



Credit Card Payment Form

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



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)
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. 

Copy of Rule 208
Mandatory Continuing Legal 

CLE Sponsor Application Form  

Post and view jobs

Bar Journal


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


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



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


 Sponsorship Request Policy

Superior Court Notice of Change

in Court Fees

To Supreme Court
Rules 203 And 207


Signed copy of Code

Adoption of the Virgin Islands Rules for Judicial Disciplinary Enforcement

Organization and Structure

Order Amending Supreme Court Rule 209 (2) (3)







  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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