OF THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Location: St. Thomas
Division: Chief Justice's Chambers
Number of Vacancies: 1
Requirements: Graduation from
an accredited law school
Nature of Work:
professional legal work performed for a justice of the Supreme Court. Work involves the performance of professional
legal research and other related administrative work in the preparation of
memoranda, opinions, or orders for a justice concerning the cases before
him/her. Work is performed under general
supervision of a justice and is reviewed through conferences and submitted
Essential Functions: This job description is not designed to
cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without
Reviews, studies, searches, and annotates laws,
court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, and related legal authorities;
researches the law for oral motions made during trials.
Prepares briefs, legal memoranda, statement of
issues involved, opinions and judgment for review by the justice, including
appropriate suggestions or recommendations to the justice.
Compiles references on laws and decisions
necessary for legal determinations.
Proofreads and edits draft opinions and orders
issued by other justices.
Confers with justice concerning legal questions,
construction of documents and granting of orders.
Attends court sessions to hear oral arguments
and records necessary case information; maintains notes attendant to court
Other duties as assigned or required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
of general law, Territorial code, established precedent, and sources of legal
of legal terminology and concepts.
to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with a
diverse group of people.
to research complex legal problems or questions and apply legal principles.
to represent the court in a respectful manner.
to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.
in the operation of a personal computer with word processing and legal research
in working under pressure of deadlines, maintaining a professional demeanor
during stressful situations, and establishing and maintaining cooperative
exemplify the desired Court culture and philosophies.
level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is performed
primarily in an office setting or a courtroom.
the duties of this job, the employee routinely uses standards office equipment
such as laptop computers, smart devices, photocopiers, filing cabinets and
other materials. The employee is
regularly required to stand; sit; use hands and fingers to perform repetitive
motions, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Position may require
periods of extended sitting or computer use.
Qualifications and Educational Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited law school.
submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample and two
letters of recommendation from law school faculty and the most recent work
Honorable Chief Justice Rhys S. Hodge
Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands
P.O. Box 590
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00804
Tel: (340) 774-2237
Fax: (340) 774-2258
TTY: (340) 693-4118
Any applicant who needs a reasonable
accommodation shall advise the Court's ADA Coordinators.
-Equal Opportunity Employer-