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
Principal Crown Counsel

Principal Crown Counsel

Role Summary

The role of Principal Crown Counsel will 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.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Department and the supervision of staff.
  2. Serve as Lead Counsel in the Courts during trials in order to maintain the activities of the Court.
  3. Prepare cases, arguments, letters, opinions and legal documents as well as manage the preparation, filing and service of documents.
  4. Prepare outgoing letters of request for legal assistance in matters and advise on incoming letters of request for legal assistance in matters when required.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Undertakes general legal assignments including the drafting and/or vetting of legal matters
  8. Prepare for adjudication of matters, negotiate amicable settlements: contract or court.
  9. Manage summary court, as assigned.
  10. Serve on various committees as required.
  11. Supervise and lead Crown Counsel and Senior Crown Counsel in the management of cases.
  12. 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
  • Seven (7) years post qualification experience
  • Expert knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules of the BVI jurisdiction
  • Expert knowledge of and experience in Court proceedings
  • Expert knowledge of applicable statutes and statutory interpretation
  • Ability to master and interpret legislation
  • Vast experience in civil litigation and legal advice on complex legal issues
  • Excellent legal research skills
  • Excellent analytical, negotiating, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Sound supervisory and management skills
Closing Date:
22 December 2022
22 December 2022
Senior Legal Executive Officer

Senior Legal Executive Officer

Role Summary

The role of Senior Legal Executive Officer will provide professional and executive support to management in an efficient and effective manner for office related matters.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the department through administrative and/or secretarial support and the supervision of assigned staff.
  2. Provide professional frontline service to clients.
  3. Schedule and attend meetings, record and report minutes as required.
  4. Draft, type and proof-read various documents ensuring accuracy.
  5. Administer and maintain systems and records ensuring the security of data.
  6. Assist/Provide research support as required.
  7. Perform any other duties as required by the supervisor or senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Business Administration, Management or related field
  • Three (3) years working experience in a related area
  • Typing speed 45-55 wpm
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Working knowledge of relevant computer software applications
  • Sound interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Sound supervisory skills
Closing Date:
22 December 2022
22 December 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