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Part IX: VIRGIN ISLANDS BAR

Rule 301. Pro Hac Vice admission

Rule 302. Special admission

Rule 303. Professional responsibility and discipline

Rule 304. Regular admission

Rule 305. Virgin Islands Bar Association: membership: bylaws

Rule 306. Membership status

The territorial court, being the highest non-federal and local court of the Virgin Islands, shall govern the admission of all attorneys to the V.I. Bar, which shall consist of all attorneys, in whatever category, admitted to practice law in the territorial court of the Virgin Islands. The membership of the V.I. Bar shall consist of three (3) categories of attorneys, as follows:

1. Pro Hac Vice Admissions ------Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice pursuant to the provisions of Rule 301.

2. Special Admissions ------Government Attorneys specially admitted to practice pursuant to the provisions of Rule 302.

3. Regular Admissions ------Attorneys regularly admitted to practice pursuant to the provisions of Rule 304.

Case Notes

Construction

Estate of foreign decedent was required to institute a second administration in Virgin Islands, since decedent died without a will and thus his estate could not use this rule to distribute his property in Territory, but was required to follow regular Virgin Islands probate procedures. In re Estate of DeChabert, Terr. Ct. St. C. 2000, 43 V.I. 27.

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