U.S. Virgin Islands

5 ABA Journal U.S. Virgin Islands articles.

Despite ardent support, ABA House votes down measure giving a ‘state’ delegate to US Virgin Islands
A bid to give the U.S. Virgin Islands their own delegate to the ABA House of Delegates failed Monday morning to reach the required two-thirds vote.
Island lawyers start to pick up the pieces in the wake of hurricanes

As someone who had lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands since he graduated from law school in 1982, Tom Bolt has experienced hurricane damage firsthand.

“In 1989 we had Hurricane…

Legal aid hotline opens for Hurricane Irma victims

Updated: A legal aid hotline has opened for Hurricane Irma victims in Florida who can’t afford a lawyer.

The hotline number is 866-550-2929, report the Orlando Sentinel and an…

Florida Bar raises income cap for Free Legal Answers website to help Hurricane Irma victims
The Florida Bar has raised the income cap for users of the Florida Free Legal Answers online legal clinic to help more victims of Hurricane Irma get answers to their legal questions.
Lawyers can’t be ‘conscripted’ to represent indigents, rules US Virgin Islands Supreme Court

The Virgin Islands Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. territory’s trial court of general jurisdiction violated a statute by forcing lawyers into involuntary appointments as counsel in indigent criminal…




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