BoltNagi Associate Steven K. Hardy was recently elected as the District 10 Representative to the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Executive Council at the quarterly meeting of the Virgin Islands Bar (VIBA). Hardy currently serves as Chair of VIBA’s Bar Journal Committee, Co-Chair of VIBA’s Young Lawyer Committee and as VIBA Delegate to the ABA YLD Assembly.
BoltNagi Senior Associate and Virgin Islands Bar Association (VIBA) President-Elect Nycole A. Thompson attended this year’s ABA Bar Leadership Institute (BLI) in Chicago, March 13-15, 2013. Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services and the Division for Bar Services, the ABA Bar Leadership Institute is the premier program for bar association leaders. The program features a variety of substantive courses in bar leadership and management and attracts Presidents, President-elects and Executive Directors of bar associations large and small from throughout the country.
BoltNagi PC Senior Litigation Associate Nycole A. Thompson has been elected President-Elect of the Virgin Islands Bar Association. As a Member of the VIBA Board of Governors since 2010, she has previously served as Secretary and Co-Chair of the Bar’s CLE Committee. In January 2014, She will become the 57th President of the Territory’s unified organization of attorneys and judges.
She has been an attorney with BoltNagi PC since 2007 where she serves as Senior Litigation Association with the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group; a member of the Real Estate and Financial Services Group where she concentrates her practice in environmental matters; and a member of the Government Relations Group.
Last month was quite busy for BoltNagi’s Managing Attorney, Tom Bolt, as he was re-elected as Delegate-At-Large of the American Bar Associate (ABA) House of Delegates, as well as Secretary of the ABA’s Law Practice Management (LPM) Section, at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
While Bolt has served, and continues to serve, several roles for both the ABA and LPM Section his new role, as Secretary, will be his first position as an officer within the LPM Section. When asked about his new responsiblility he stated, “I am looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities within the LPM Section. The LPM Section of the ABA plays a distinctive role of bringing firm leaders together throughout the country and deriving value from their unique insights and it is truly an honor to be part the leading organization for law practice management.”
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.”
Lisa Michelle Kömives, an attorney with the Litigation Practice Group at BoltNagi PC, was elected to serve on the Humane Society of St. Thomas Board of Directors.
“I’m honored to be elected to the board, and am looking forward to contributing to the continued efforts of the Humane Society to improve our community”. Attorney Kömives…
Tom Bolt, Managing Attorney of BoltNagi, was elected to the Council of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section on Friday at the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. Since 1974, LPM has been the leading resource needed to successfully manage a law practice. LPM supplies lawyers and legal professionals with information and resources in the core areas of marketing, management, technology and finance.
"I am humbled to be elected to the Council of this august group." said Bolt. "The ABA’s Law Practice Management Section brings together the leaders in law firms and law practice management throughout the nation. I hope to bring my experience in building a successful practice in the U.S. Virgin Islands with the LPM Section as my partner."
The New York Times recently ran a couple of articles that highlight current changes in the practice of law. One article discussed the use of analytical computer tools to simplify discovery in complex litigation. Rather than firms having to dispatch an auditorium full of young associates to wade through mountains of documents, firms can now set specific search parameters and isolate relevant documents and phrases more quickly and more cheaply. The other article noted that law school applications are down more than 12% from last year, with the number of people sitting for the LSAT down more than 16%. The article suggests that a dawning recognition that law school is not a quick path to riches accounts for this decline.
U.S. Virgin Islands attorney Tom Bolt, Managing Attorney of the St. Thomas law firm of BoltNagi PC, was appointed earlier this week to the influential Scope and Program Committee of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law at the organization’s120th Annual Meeting in Vail, Colorado by ULC President Michael Houghton.
The Scope and Program Committee reviews and makes recommendations on all proposals for new uniform and model acts drafted by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC). Bolt, who has served as a U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner for over 23 years, is also a member of the Legislative Council of the Uniform Law Commission.
During the ULC Annual Meeting, the organization approved four new acts dealing with issues ranging from a new law that will authenticate official state and territorial online legal material to a new act establishing a certificate of title system for boats.
The U.S. News & World Report has selected the United States Virgin Islands as one of the “Best Destinations in the USA,” in the first-ever “Best Vacations” rankings.
This list of 2011-2012 rankings was created to provide prospective travelers with a collection of the most popular travel spots around the world. The Territory received recognition in three of the 11 categories in the USA rankings: “Best Destinations,” “Best Beaches” and “Best Family Beach Vacations.”