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Virgin Islands Bar Foundation


[St. Croix, VI] — In commemoration of this year’s Law Day, the Virgin Islands Bar Foundation conducted its first annual Law Day School presentations from May 3, 2019 through May 29, 2019. During the Law Day School presentations, the foundation – with the support of volunteer members of the V.I. Bar, visited over 15 schools throughout the territory.

Attorneys provided age-appropriate instruction in the elementary, junior high/middle and high schools surrounding the theme of Law Day 2019, which focused on : First Amendment Freedoms, particularly Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press and its importance to maintaining a free society. The presentations involved classroom discussions and activities intended to enhance the students’ understanding of how society has been and continues to be impacted by these freedoms.

Annual Law Day Civic Presentations

Schools that participated were: Eudora Kean High School, St. Peter and Paul School, St. Thomas Seventh Day Adventist School, Charlotte Amalie High School, Addelita Cancryn Junior High School and Yvonne Milliner Browsky Elementary School on St. Thomas. On St. Croix, St. Croix Central High School, St. Croix Educational Complex, Elena Christian Junior High School, St. Croix Seventh Day Activist School, Lew Muckle Elementary School, Good Hope Country Day School.

2019 Virgin Islands Bar Foundation President

2019 Virgin Islands Bar Foundation
From left to right: Trudy Fenster, Esq., President and Venetia H. Velazquez, Esq.

Attorneys and Foundation staff that participated in organizing and making presentations: Trudy Fenster, Esq., Hinda Carbon (Executive Director)Venetia Velazquez, Esq., Tom Bolt, Esq., Soraya Coffelt, Esq., Dionne Sinclair, Esq., George Miller, Esq., Natasha Baker Esq., Carol Rich, Esq., Russell Pate Esq., Sharman Brathwaite, Esq., Alvincent Hutson II Esq., Elliot Davis Esq., Patricia Welcome, Esq., Tom Kraeger, Esq., Lee Rohn, Esq., Rhea Lawrence, Esq., Royette Russell Esq., Alisha Udhwani, Esq.

The program garnered overwhelming positive support and feedback, and we look forward to continued community involvement and legal education. Because of the positive response, the V.I. Bar Foundation intends to continue this activity on a yearly basis, in conjunction with annual Law Week celebrations.

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