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Friday, May 17, 2024


St. Thomas lawyer Tom Bolt has been elected an at-large member of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates.
After having represented the V.I. Bar Association in the House of Delegates since 1989, he was elected by the general ABA membership to the at-large seat at the organization's annual meeting held simultaneously in New York and London the first week of July. He will serve a three-year term in the body of 530 members which meets twice a year.
This is "the first time a Virgin Islander has been elected by the general membership to national office" in the organization, according to a release from the 400,000-member ABA.
Bolt formed the law firm Tom Bolt & Associates in 1991, specializing in banking, commercial, light industrial and service sector law. He said he expects in his new position to continue to serve the interests of the V.I. Bar Association by "bringing programs and services to the territory."
Within the ABA, Bolt serves on cyberspace law and legislation committees of the Business Law Section and is active in the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; General Practice, Solo and Small Firm; and Individual Rights and Responsibilities Sections. He also is a member of the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the ABA and the American Law Institute and serves on the board of the American Law Network and on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

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