Judicial officers at the Judiciary of the U.S. Virgin Islands personally hire Law Clerks in the spring   or fall and review applications six (6) to twelve (12) months in advance.

Appellate Law Clerks are employed by the Supreme Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Law Clerks are employed by the Superior Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Law Clerks are assigned to work in the chambers of the individual justice, judge or magistrate who selects them. Judicial officers have chambers on the island of St. Thomas or St. Croix.  Clerkships are full-time positions for one year which may be renewed for an additional year.

Law Clerks are not required to have taken the Virgin Islands bar examination. The work is full time and as necessary to complete the work.

How to Apply: The application packet consists of a cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, writing sample, two letters of recommendation from law school faculty, and one letter of recommendation from the most recent work experience.

Background investigations will be conducted on selected candidates.  Authorization to work in the United States will be required on the first day of employment.
 

The application packet may be mailed to each individual Justice as follows: 

Honorable Chief Justice Rhys S. Hodge
Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands
P.O. Box 590
St. Thomas, V.I 00804

Honorable Associate Justice Maria M. Cabret
Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands
P. O. Box 336
Frederiksted
St. Croix, VI 00841

Honorable Associate Justice Ive A. Swan
Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands
P. O. Box 590
St. Thomas, VI 00804

Or the application packet may be delivered to:

Honorable Chief Justice Rhys S. Hodge
Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands
8174 Subbase
St. Thomas, VI 00802

Honorable Associate Justice Maria M. Cabret
Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands
No. 18 Strand Street
St. Thomas, VI 00841

Honorable Associate Justice Ive A. Swan
Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands
8174 Subbase
St. Thomas, VI 00802

The application packet for Superior Court Judges in the St. Croix District may be mailed or e-mailed to: 

Nissa Bailey, MPA

Employee Relations Coordinator

Phone:340.778-9750extension 6648

Fax:340.713-6605

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 929

Christiansted, VI00821

Physical Address

RR1 9000

Kingshill, VI 00850

 

 The application packet for Superior Court Judges in the St. Thomas/St. John District may be mailed or e-mailed to:

 

Colleen Clendinen

Employee Relations Coordinator

Phone:340.774.6680 extension 6410

Fax:340.776.9889

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 70

St. Thomas, VI00804

Physical Address

5400 Veterans Drive

St. Thomas, VI 00802