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
(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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