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Office of the Clerk

The establishment of the Office of the Clerk and the appointment of the Clerk of the Court are done in accordance with 4 V.I. Code Ann. 31(d)(1) by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Working under the direction of the Chief Justice, the Clerk is primarily charged with operating the day to day functions of the Clerk's Office. The Clerk is responsible for the supervision of the professional and non-professional staff in the Clerk's Office, the administration and management of the appellate case processing of the Supreme Court, and the planning and implementation of new, emerging and changing technological developments in the case processing arena.  

  

In fulfilling the Office's mandate, the Clerk coordinates services with other courts, agencies and outside vendors as they relate to the efficient operation of the Clerk's Office and renders assistance in the preparation of the annual budget of the Virgin Islands Judiciary and forecasting the needs of the Supreme Court's business. The Clerk provides assistance to the Chief Justice, other courts in the judiciary, territorial government agencies, members of the Virgin Islands Bar and the citizens of the Territory and serves as the Secretary to the Judicial Council.  

  

Filing Documents with the Clerk's Office

The Clerk's Office accepts documents for filing with the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands pursuant to the Rules of the Supreme Court. For further information about the appellate process, please see the following publications: 

 

Rules of the Virgin Islands Supreme Court  

 

Virgin Islands Supreme Court Internal Operating Procedures  

 

The Deputy Clerks and other staff provide assistance on procedural issues to attorneys, litigants and the public through written communications, phone and office consultations.   

  

Fees of the Court

To view a complete list of fees imposed by the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands, please click here. 

  

Record Keeping

The Clerk's Office is the repository for all appellate documents filed with the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands. The Clerk's Office maintains the Court's case files and case dockets and prepares and issues Court Orders. The Clerk carefully monitors all matters to ensure compliance with appropriate statutes, Court Rules, Court Orders and Court procedures. Pursuant to a Rule or an Order of the Supreme Court, the Clerk may entertain and dispose of specified types of procedural motions which are ministerial in nature, relate to the preparation or printing of the appendix and briefs on appeal, or relate to calendar control. To check the status of a case on appeal, you are encouraged to call the Clerk's office.

  

Calendaring of Appellate Matters

The Clerk oversees the scheduling, preparation and coordination of the Supreme Court Calendars. The Clerk, or a designee of the Clerk, is required to attend all sessions of the Court and make arrangements for courtrooms and other facilities. All of the Court's calendars are available in the calendar section of the website. 

  

Opinions

The Clerk's Office coordinates the publication of all opinions and the circulation thereof. To view all opinions entered by the Supreme Court please visit the Opinions section of the website. 

  

Forms

All forms issued by the Clerk's Office are available in the forms section of the website. 

  

While the Clerk's Office continuously strives to serve you with personal service in a professional manner, please note that we cannot respond to specific or general legal questions or issues. We can only respond to specific questions about the procedures of the Clerk's Office of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands.

 

Veronica J. Handy, Esquire

Clerk of the Court 

 

Phone: 340.774.2237 

Fax: 340.774.2258 

Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Mailing Address 

P.O. Box 590 

St. Thomas, VI 00804 

Physical Address 

161B Crown Bay 

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI 00802 

 

Phone: 340.778.0641 

Fax: 340.772.0004 

Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Mailing Address 

P.O. Box 336 

Frederiksted, VI 00841 

Physical Address 

No.18 Strand Street  

Frederiksted, VI 00841 

  

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