William Neukom, President Elect of the American Bar Association, announced Monday the appointment of Virgin Islands attorney Tom Bolt to the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legal Education.  Bolt has served the legal profession in the area of continuing legal education in the past,  having served for more than 12 years as a member of the ALI-ABA Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

Bolt has been at the forefront of legal education in the United States Virgin Islands, having sponsored several CLE events in the Territory and having drafting the original MCLE rule for the Territory’s legal profession.  "I look foward to working with the other members of the ABA Standing Committee," Bolt said.  "It is my sincere hope that we can bring continuing legal education to attorneys in the more remote and rural areas throughout the country."


The mission of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legal Education is to maintain the Association’s role as the leader in continuing legal education by partnering with the Association’s entities and diverse membership to create and deliver educational programs and services to its members and the legal profession that are innovative and of the highest quality.