Denyce Singleton, state director of AARP Virgin Islands, has announced that Archie Jennings, an accomplished lawyer, has been selected to lead the local AARP volunteer team. Jennings, a member of the AARP Virgin Islands Executive Council, has extensive civil and disability rights experience as well as a strong background in economic development.
He began his legal career as an attorney with the Legal Aid Society in Ohio where he represented hundreds of clients in cases involving employment, elder law, housing, transportation and neighborhood economic development.
In 1982, Jennings joined Legal Services of the Virgin Islands as the litigation coordinator for a period of four years, where he spearheaded class action litigation covering such matters as special education, housing waiting lists, health care services and income maintenance issues. He was then engaged in the private practice of law from 1986. In 2004, he joined DRCVI as its managing attorney. In addition to handling cases, he is responsible for the supervision, training, and skill development of the DRCVI advocacy/outreach staff.
Jennings is a certified mediator and a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University where he majored in economics. He holds a juris doctorate degree from the University Of Denver College of Law. AARP Virgin Islands is pleased that Attorney Jennings has decided to share his wealth of expertise, skills and knowledge by accepting the V.I. state president position.
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