Attorney General Honourable Dawn Smith Pays Courtesy Call

Tuesday, 6 October 2020 - 10:36am

Newly appointed Attorney General, Honourable  Dawn J. Smith, is pictured with Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye Rymer and Permanent Secretary Mr. Ronald Smith-Berkeley as she paid a courtesy visit to the ministry on Monday October 5.

Dawn J. Smith Sworn In As Attorney General

Thursday, 1 October 2020 - 12:55pm

Ms. Dawn J. Smith has taken the Oath of Office and is the Territory’s new Attorney General.

Virgin Islands To Swear In New Attorney General

Friday, 25 September 2020 - 3:39pm

The Virgin Islands will be swearing-in its second local Attorney General (AG) at a Special Sitting of the House of Assembly on October 1.

Dawn J. Smith Appointed Attorney General

Friday, 18 September 2020 - 4:20pm

Ms. Dawn J. Smith has been appointed Attorney General effective October 1, 2020.

Principal Crown Counsel

Role Summary

The role of Principal Crown Counsel is to provide legal advice to ministries and departments, provide leadership in conducting litigation and assist the Attorney General and Solicitor General in the training of junior counsel to acquire litigation skills.

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Crown Counsel

Role Summary

The role of Crown Counsel is provide legal advice and assist with cases in order to maintain the integrity of the legal system in a professional manner

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Assistant Parliamentary Counsel

Role Summary

The role of Assistant Parliamentary Counsel is to draft legislation and memoranda of understanding on bi-lateral matters and assist with rendering legal advice in a consistent, professional and timely manner.

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Chief Parliamentary Counsel

Role Summary

The role of Chief Parliamentary Counsel is to provide advice to Senior Officers on legislation, the impact of international and regional policies on the Territory and Parliamentary procedures, as well as supervise the drafting of legislation in order to ensure the legality and accuracy of proposed and existing legislation.

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Chief Parliamentary Counsel

Role Summary

The role of Chief Parliamentary Counsel is to provide advice to Senior Officers on legislation, the impact of international and regional policies on the Territory and Parliamentary procedures, as well as supervise the drafting of legislation in order to ensure the legality and accuracy of proposed and existing legislation.

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1. Manage the Parliamentary division, supervise staff and advise the Attorney General to ensure effective and efficient department management.

Attorney General

Role Summary

The role of Attorney General serves as the principal legal adviser to the Government as established by the Constitution, and has the overall responsibility for all aspects of civil litigation. Manages the day-to-day administration and activities of the Attorney General’s Chambers.

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