Vision

Our vision is to uphold good governance and the proper and adequate administration of justice in the Territory and provide excellent customer service.  We look forward to quick and efficient access to the Laws of the Virgin Islands through electronic media. 

Mission

Our mission is to advise and represent the Government in legal matters, envision and respond to community needs for law reform in order to keep pace with national and international developments and generally to foster, develop and promote the fair administration of justice.  We are in the business of defending the public interest and mobilising our resources to provide the territory with efficient and effective legal services on a timely basis.

Core Values

Effective Communication;
Integrity;
Objective;
Ethical;
Diverse

Employment Opportunities Within The Department

Closing Date
Senior Administrative Officer

Senior Administrative Officer

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist with the Department’s administrative functions to ensure its efficiency and effectiveness.

Main Responsibilities

1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the department and the supervision of assigned staff.
2. Maintain, manage and oversee inventory, records and systems.
3. Assist in the planning and execution of the Department’s work.
4. Provide administrative and specialised support to management and organise events.
5. Research, analyse and prepare reports and advice.
6. Prepare correspondences and annual and monthly reports to ensure accurate dissemination of information.
7. Performs the relevant accounting functions.
8. Assist with the preparation of the annual budget.
9. Perform human resources functions.
10. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management, Public Administration or related field
  • Five (5) years related experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of relevant accounting applications
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
 
Closing Date:
30 June 2022
30 June 2022
Parliamentary Counsel

Parliamentary Counsel

Role Summary

The role of Parliamentary Counsel will prepare and drafts legislation for Government, advises Government departments on legislative matters, assists with oversight and supervision of the Legislative Drafting Division of the Chambers.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Receives drafting instructions and conducts extensive research into the subject matters for the purposes of preparing draft legislation.
  2. Liaises with Ministries and Departments of Government in the formulation of legislation.
  3. Vets imperial legislation and submits comments and suggested amendments in respect to the applicability of such legislation to the Territory.
  4. Capable of executing statute revision assignments, including consolidation of legislation (incorporates all amendments).
  5. Renders specific legal opinions on matters requiring statutory interpretation by various Ministries and Departments of Government.
  6. Assists the Clerk of the House of Assembly during passage of legislation on matters pertaining to legislation and motions.
  7. Supports the Chief Parliamentary Counsel to develop and institute systems, policies and reform measures regarding the operations of the Division.
  8. Oversees the administration of the Division from time to time as may be assigned by the Chief Parliamentary Counsel.
  9. Assists with all division activities such as maintaining a database of all draft and enacted legislation and provides progress reports in relation thereto.
  10. Attends official meetings from time to time to guide and render advice on legal issues relevant to such meetings. May involve travel overseas.
  11. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws Degree or equivalent
  • Post graduate degree or diploma in Legislative Drafting
  • Admitted to the BVI Bar or imminent Call or other common law Bar qualifications
  • At least seven (7) years’ experience in legislative drafting in an appropriate jurisdiction
  • Expert knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of legislative drafting practices and procedures
  • Excellent research and analytical skills including understanding and applying the law
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable statutes and statutory interpretation
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, procedures and policies
  • Ability to master and interpret legislation
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills and be a team player
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Expert oral and written communication skills
Closing Date:
1 July 2022
1 July 2022
Senior Crown Counsel

Senior Crown Counsel

Role Summary

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

Main Responsibilities

  1. Serve as Senior Counsel in the Courts during trials in order to maintain the activities of the Court.
  2. Prepare cases, draft charges and arguments, letters, opinions and legal documents as well as manage the preparation, filing and service of documents.
  3. Prepare outgoing letters of request for legal assistance in matters and advise on incoming letters of request for legal assistance in matters when required.
  4. Provide written legal advice to Commissions, Government Ministries and Departments, and attend meetings to provide immediate oral advice on legal matters as required in order to provide timely and professional information.
  5. Attend/Participate in relevant workshops and seminars and assist with presentations when requested in order to represent the Department and ensure awareness of up-to-date legislation, knowledge and information.
  6. Undertake general legal assignments including the drafting and/or vetting of legal matters.
  7. Prepare for adjudication of matters, negotiate amicable settlements: contract or court.
  8. Serve on various committees as required.
  9. Supervise and lead Crown Counsel in the management of cases.
  10. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws Degree or equivalent
  • Bar Professional Training Course Certificate (BPTC)
  • Admitted to the BVI Bar or imminent Call or other common law Bar qualifications
  • Five (5) years post qualification experience
  • Expert knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules of the BVI jurisdiction
  • Sound knowledge of applicable statutes and statutory interpretation
  • Sound knowledge of and experience in Court proceedings
  • Ability to master and interpret legislation
  • Sound analytical, negotiating, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Sound oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Sound legal research skills
  • Sound supervisory skills
Closing Date:
1 July 2022
1 July 2022

Department Contact Information

To make contact with Attorney General Chambers, see below for contact information:

Attorney General Chambers

P.O. Box 242
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address: AGC@gov.vg

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2960
Fax: 1(284) 464-2983