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How can the Law Library Staff help you?

Court employees are prohibited from giving legal advice. The library’s staff is able to help you use the library, but we cannot research or interpret the law for you.

The Law Library Staff CAN:
  • Explain how to use legal research tools
  • Assist you to locate a particular statute or case when you have a specific reference or citation
  • Direct you to sources of law, including statutes and cases
The Law Library Staff CANNOT:
  • Give legal advice
  • Interpret the meaning of statutes, cases or regulations
  • Select or suggest statutes, cases or regulations for your situation
  • Choose specific forms or language to use in forms
  • Tell you how to file a document, what document to file, or how to proceed with court actions
  • State opinions on legal matters
  • Do legal research for you
If you are in need of someone who will research and interpret the law for you, you should consider talking to an attorney. The Virgin Islands Bar Association has made available a Directory of Attorneys admitted to practice law in the Virgin Islands. Additionally, you may inquire of the Lawyer Referral Services provided by the Bar Association. You may contact the Bar Association at the following address:

V.I. BAR ASSOCIATION
27-28 King Cross Street
P.O. Box 4108, C’sted.
Christiansted, VI 00820

Telephone: (340) 778-7497
Fax: (340) 773-5060
Email: vibar@viaccess.net
Website: www.onepaper.com/vibarherald

What is the cost to make copies?

Copies are $.25 per page. The library does not provide change. A dollar bill changer is available and will provide change for Five Dollars ($5.00) or less.

What is the Law Library's circulation policy?

The Superior Court Law Library is principally a research library. The entire working collection must remain intact if meaningful research is to be accomplished. Therefore, most library materials do not circulate. Only Judges and Superior Court personnel are permitted to borrow materials. Members of the general public, including members of the Bar, are welcome to use the resources while in the library.

The Law Library asks that patrons return books to their proper place on the shelves after use.


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