Legal Assistants

     The Legal Assistants Focus Group will serve as liaison with the Virgin Islands Association of Legal Assistants. It will disseminate information to attorneys regarding the Legal Assistant profession; publicize issues of importance regarding legal assistants; and encourage attorneys to practice with qualified legal assistants or paralegals in order to lower costs and to improve the quality of service to clients. The Legal Assistant Focus Group will be specifically charged with investigating the paralegal training program offered through the University of the Virgin Islands with goal being to assist the program in obtaining American Bar Association accreditation. In addition, the Group will work with the VIBA Standing Committee on Legal Education and Admissions regarding training programs for legal assistants and paralegals.