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Anthea L. Smith appointed to Judicial & Legal Services Commission

Ms. Anthea L. Smith, attorney at law (right) officially being sworn in to Office by Deputy to Governor Mr. David D. Archer, Jr (left). Photo: Office of the Governor
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Attorney at Law, Ms Anthea L. Smith is the newest member of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission.

Her appointment was made by His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert in consultation with the Leader of the Opposition effective April 1, 2018, for a period of two years. 

The official oaths, the Oath of Confidentiality and the Oath of Allegiance for Due Execution of Office were administered by Deputy to Governor, Mr David D. Archer, Jr. on April 9, 2018.

Ms Smith obtained a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Central England in June 2000 and completed the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law in London, England. She was called to the Bar in England and Wales in July 2001, and the Bar in the [British] Virgin Islands in September 2001. Ms Smith is a practising lawyer and the Managing Partner at the law firm of SABALS Law.

The Judicial and Legal Services Commission is governed by Sections 94 and 95 of the Virgin Islands Consultation Order, 2007. Chief Justice Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE is the chairman while the other members include Justice Nicola Byer, Mrs Magdaline Rymer, and Mr Jerry Samuels.

The Commission also has the power to make appointments, remove and exercise disciplinary control for offices in the public service for which persons are required to possess legal qualifications. 

11 Responses to “Anthea L. Smith appointed to Judicial & Legal Services Commission”

  • wize up (11/04/2018, 12:33) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    WoW: one of our own actually got a substantial post: I am not political or affiliated to any given political group however, 1 thing I love about Virgin Islands Party they always looked out for our people(now thats a good things) Ms Smith is good people
  • my run (11/04/2018, 12:36) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    he only putting people from he district and wanted to kill Fraser for dong the same
  • Love my lawyer (11/04/2018, 15:37) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Glad for you Anthea J.S thought you well my favorite lawyer but I keeping out of trouble from here on
  • peace (11/04/2018, 15:48) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh please , give a break, everybody can't hold a spot as a star.
  • great (12/04/2018, 09:54) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    I love this. She is a wonderful person, humble, serious and great personality. Seriously she is a really good person.
    • No she not (12/04/2018, 14:37) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      She is so not nice and cruel.. Bvi finest
      • hater (12/04/2018, 18:16) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        Well go and tell her and see if she could care less fool. I doubt this woman ga time for some idiot hating behind a computer.
  • ausar (12/04/2018, 21:19) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats , Ms Smith.

    Much well deserved and could not have happened to a kinder and empathetic barrister!!
  • good (13/04/2018, 09:27) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good selection Hon. Fahie

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