Attorney & Judicial Regulation
The Office of Disciplinary Counsel oversees the regulation of professional conduct in the Virgin Islands.
The Commission on Judicial Conduct is the agency responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct against the judicial officers of the Virgin Islands courts and for recommending, when necessary, discipline of judges to the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands. All fifty states and the District of Columbia have judicial conduct agencies to investigate allegations of judicial misconduct and disability that prevent judges from properly performing their judicial duties.
The Commission does not serve as an appellate court to review judges' rulings. It cannot review, reverse or vacate a judge's decision. Nor does it have the authority to order a judge to step down from hearing a case or to provide a complainant with a different judge.