Attorney Jack Barnes, Chair of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center will address members of the Virgin Islands Bar Association and the public interested in the work of the Appleseed Foundation ( on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 5:30PM at the law offices of Tom Bolt & Associates, PC in Royal Dane Mall on St. Thomas.  Appleseed is a non-profit network of 16 public interest justice centers throughout the United States and Mexico and is dedicated to building a society where opportunities are genuine, access to the law is universal and equal, and government advances the public interest.


Attorney Nycole A. Thompson, Public Interest Chair for Tom Bolt & Associates, noted that "Appleseed uncovers and corrects injustices and barriers to opportunity through legal, legislative and market-based structural reform. Working with a pro bono network of attorneys, Appleseed identifies, researches and analyzes social injustices, makes specific recommendations, and advocates for effective solutions to deep-seated structural problems. Together, Appleseed and Appleseed Centers form a network for positive change, building a society that provides each individual access to justice and a genuine opportunity to lead a full and productive life."


Attorney Barnes will explain the work of Appleseed and address how the Virgin Islands may access the Appleseed network and potentially form a justice center within the Territory.  Attorney Thompson stated that persons interested in attending the presentation should contact the Chris Robinson with Tom Bolt & Associates, PC at (340) 774-2944; Ext. 279.