JUDICIARY OF THE U. S. VIRGIN
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL POSTING
Location: St. Thomas/St. John District
Division: Honorable Rhys S. Hodge's Chambers
Number of Vacancies: 1
Dates: August 2019
Requirements: Accredited Law
May 20, 2019
Nature of Work
This is professional legal work
performed for a justice of the Supreme Court of the 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 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 notice.)
§ Reviews, studies, searches, and
annotates laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, and related legal
§ Researches and analyzes varied
complex legal issues.
§ Prepares briefs, legal memoranda,
statement of issues involved, bench memoranda, 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.
§ Reviews, proofreads and edits
draft opinions, memoranda, and orders circulated 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 proceedings.
§ Other duties as assigned or
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
§ Knowledge of general law, Territorial
code, established precedent, and sources of legal reference.
§ Knowledge of legal terminology
§ Excellent legal research, writing
and analytical skills.
§ 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 principles.
§ Ability to represent the court in
a respectful manner.
§ Ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationship with others.
§ Skilled in the operation of a
personal computer with word processing, current Microsoft Office software and
legal research software.
§ Ability to meet deadlines.
This job operates in a professional
office environment and a courtroom. The
noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Handles multiple
inquiries. Includes travel.
is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, standing, bending, and transferring
items. Position may require periods of
extended sitting and computer use.
Graduation from an accredited law
Licensure and Certification:
To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, law school and
undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendations, and two writing
Honorable Chief Justice Rhys
Attention: Jacqueline Reovan, Judicial Secretary
Supreme Court of the Virgin
P.O. Box 590
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin
Tel: (340) 774-2237
TTY: (340) 693-4118
Submissions that do not include the requested
documents will not be considered. The judiciary
will only contact applicants selected for interviews. Any applicant who needs a reasonable
accommodation shall advise the judiciary's ADA Coordinators.