Nycole A. Thompson, an associate in the Litigation and Real Estate & Financial Services Practice Groups of BoltNagi PC, one of the largest firms in the Territory, was elected to the position of Secretary of the Virgin Islands Bar Association at the Annual Meeting of the Bar at the Divi Carina Bay Resort on St. Croix, Virgin Islands on December 9, 2011.
“I am honored to have been elected by my peers for this important responsibilty,” said Thompson. “I am eager to support my fellow Virgin Islands attorneys in their professional development and hope to work closely with Bar President Karin Bentz and the members of the Board of Governors to continue to advance the mission of the Bar Association and the administration of justice in the United States Virgin Islands.”
Thompson received her undergraduate degree in Spanish at Williams College in 1995 and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon. She earned her Juris Doctorate in 2005 from Fordham University School of Law. During her legal studies, she mediated cases in the Small Claims Court in the New York City and participated in a fact-finding mission to Bolivia with the Joseph R. Crowley Program in International Human Rights. She also served as a Research Teaching Assistant and a member of the Editorial Board of the Fordham University School of Law Environmental Law Review.
In addition to her work with the Virgin Islands Bar Association , Attorney Thompson is active in community volunteer efforts, including serving as a judge of the Annual Model United Nations Competition at the University of the Virgin Islands. She has also taught the Junior Achievement's Economics for Success and Be Enterepreneurial programs at the Addelita Cancryn Junior Hight School and the the Charlotte Amalie High School, respectively, and has trained over 55 Junior Achievement on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. Another pro bono program that she has participated is the Alternatives to Violence Project, where she served as a volunteer and fo-facilitated community based AVP workshops on St. Thomas and a prison workshop on St. Kitts.
At BoltNagi, Thompson is a member of the Litigation Practice Group where she concentrates her practice in foreclosure and criminal defense and in the Real Estate and Financial Services Practice Group where she concentrates in environmental regulation.
The Virgin Islands Bar Association is the integrated bar association of the United States Virgin Islands with approximately 1,000 members practicing within the Territory. The Virgin Islands Bar Association along with The Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands governs the practice of law in the United States Virgin Islands. VIBA's mission of is to promote improvements in the administration of justice, and to monitor and advocate public policy issues affecting the judicial system. VIBA also works to improve the community through public education and public service. These twin goals are reflected in their motto “Striving for Justice… Serving our community”.
BoltNagi PC is one of the largest law firms in the United States Virgin Islands and is a diverse full service business law firm with practice concentration in banking, real estate, corporate and commercial law, litigation, government relations, immigration, tax and estate planning and family law. More information is available at http://www.vilaw.com.