Legislative Counsel, BVI

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The Government of the Virgin Islands invites qualified and professional applicants to apply for the post of Legislative Counsel, Law Reform Commission.

Main responsibilities include:

v Undertakes research and analyse issues relating to any subject of law under reform or other legal matter assigned by the Law Reform Commission via the Chairman of the Law Reform Commission.

v Raises any issues considered necessary for discussion with the Chairman based on any initial research and analysis done on any subject under reform.

v Undertakes the preparation of draft provisions or legislation for consideration and approval by the Law Reform Commission or Committees set up by the Law Reform Commission.

v Provides legal advice and written opinions based on extensive research into subject matters to be considered or being considered by the Law Reform Commission.

v Reviews existing legislation and conducts research for the purposes of modernising, improving and simplifying the law, and submit recommendations in that regard.

v Attends and participates in Law Reform Commission Committee Meetings when required by the Law Reform Commission.

Requirements:

v Bachelor of Laws Degree or a Master’s Degree in Legislative Drafting, or some practical experience or interest in Legislative Drafting.

v Legal Practitioner’s Certificate
v Excellent command of the English language and writing skills
v Meticulous and analytical with excellent research skills
v Ability to work under pressure and beyond regular working hours
v Computer literate and knowledge in the structure and internal workings of Government
v Excellent interpersonal skills

Salary:

v Entry level $42,486 – $50,388 annually, Grade 13 commensurate with qualifications and experience.
v Benefits (if officer recruited from outside the territory):

v Travel for self and up to four dependents below 19 years of age

v Housing Allowance

Gratuity at 20% of salary (on successful completion of contract)

Appointment:

v Subject to medical fitness; One-year probationary period
v Permanent and pensionable establishment

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