JUDICIARY OF THE U. S. VIRGIN
Location: Superior Court of the
Virgin Islands -St. Thomas/St. John District
Division: Honorable Kathleen Y.
Number of Vacancies: 2
Requirements: Graduation from an
accredited law school in the United States
Required Documents: Cover letter, External Employment Application,
Resume, Writing Sample, and Official Transcript
Open: Friday, March 15, 2019
Nature of Work
This is professional legal work performed for a
judge of the Superior Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Work involves the performance of professional
legal research and other related administrative work in the preparation of
memoranda, opinions, or orders for a judge concerning the cases before
him/her. Work is performed under general
supervision of a judge and is reviewed through conferences and submitted work.
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 notice.
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 judge, including appropriate suggestions or
recommendations to the judge; prepares jury instructions.
Compiles references on laws and decisions necessary for legal
Confers with judge concerning legal questions, construction of documents
and granting of orders.
Attends court sessions to hear oral arguments and record necessary case
information; maintain notes attendant to court proceedings.
May mediate small claims cases as assigned by a judge.
Other duties as
assigned or required.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
Knowledge of general U.S. law, territorial code, established precedent,
and sources of legal reference.
Knowledge of U.S. court practices and procedures.
Knowledge of U.S. legal terminology and concepts.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing,
with a diverse group of people.
Ability to research complex legal problems or questions and apply legal
Ability to represent the court in a respectful manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with
Skilled in the operation of a personal computer with word processing and
legal research software.
Minimum Qualifications: (Any combination of training
and work experience which indicates possession of the knowledge, abilities
and skills listed above. An example of an acceptable qualification for this
from an accredited law school in the United States
operates in a professional office environment and courtrooms. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely uses standard
office equipment such as laptop computers, smart devices, photocopiers,
filing cabinets and other presentation materials.
Work is essentially sedentary with occasional
walking, standing, bending, and transferring items under 25 pounds such as papers and files. Positions may require periods of extended
sitting or computer use.
Licensure and Certification- None
Judicial Branch Administrative
Human Resources Division
P.O. Box 70
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Tel: (340) 774-6680
Submissions that do not include the
requested documents will not be considered.
The Court will only contact applicants selected for interviews. Any applicant who needs a reasonable
accommodation shall advise the Court's ADA Coordinators.