Superior Court of the Virgin Islands
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Superior Court of the Virgin Islands

Rule 3. Sessions of court

(a) The Territorial Court shall hold regular sessions in the judicial division of St. Thomas and St. John at Charlotte Amalie and in the judicial division of St. Croix at Christiansted and Frederiksted. The Territorial Court may hold special sessions at such other places within each judicial division as the nature of the business may require and upon such notice as the presiding judge orders.

(b) The presiding judge shall designate the days upon which sessions of the court will be held at each place of holding court and the hour at which the court will be in session there.

(c) The sessions of the court shall be held in suitable places to be provided by the Government of the Virgin Islands. Sessions of the Family Division of the Territorial Court may be held in a public school or other public building, the public officers having control of such building consenting. Whenever a public school or other public building is used for this purpose, sessions of the Court shall be scheduled at an appropriate time so that children appearing before the Court shall not be exposed to public view. Except in hearings to declare a person in criminal contempt of court, the general public shall be excluded from the hearing of juvenile causes, wherever held, as required by 5 V.I.C. '' 2517 and 2548.--Amended May 28, 1957; May 27, 1965; Oct. 14, 1994, eff. Nov. 16, 1994.

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