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On October 1, 1991, the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands (formerly the Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands) was granted expanded jurisdiction, which included the authority to admit attorneys to practice law before the Virgin Islands Bar. The Committee of Bar Examiners (“the Committee”) and the Office of Bar Admissions are administrative arms of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands. The inherent judicial functions of both offices are to assist the Superior Court in the administration of the Virgin Islands Bar Examination, which includes character and fitness investigations; ascertaining the qualifications of applicants for admission to the Virgin Islands Bar and moving for the admission of those applicants who meet those requirements as established by the Superior Court Rule 304.

The Committee of Bar Examiners consists of no less than five (5) members of the Virgin Islands Bar who are in good standing. All members are appointed by the Presiding Judge and serve for varied terms.

The Superior Court has adopted the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Model Immunity Rule entitled “Civil Immunity of Board of Law Examiners, its members, employees and agents, and entities providing information regarding an application to the board,” which provides as follows:
  • [The Committee of Bar Examiners], and its members, employees, and agents are immune from all civil liability for conduct and communications occurring in the performance of their official duties relating to the examination, character and fitness qualification, and licensing of persons seeking to be admitted to the practice of law.

  • Records, statements of opinion and other information regarding an applicant for admission to the Bar communicated by entity including any person, firm or institution, without malice, to the [Committee of Bar Examiners], or its members, employees or agents are privileged, and civil suits predicted thereon may not be instituted.

Accordingly, please note that the information on this site is provided as a service to those interested in admission in the Virgin Islands. It remains the responsibility of those desiring to practice law in the Virgin Islands to ensure that prior to their admission, to familiarize themselves with all the rules of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands, including but not limited to the rules, which govern admissions and the rules governing their professional responsibility and discipline.



Bar Admissions
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Main Contact
Elsie-Mae King
Director of Bar Admissions
Alexander A. Farrelly
Justice Center
2nd Floor, South Wing
Room S211
5400 Veteran's Drive
St. Thomas, VI 00802
(340) 774-6680 x6423
Fax: (340) 777-8187
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