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PRO BONO/ PUBLIC SERVICE WORK

 

Ed Barry

“We are not born for ourselves alone.” - Cicero, 44 B.C.

 

PRO BONO COUNSEL FOR

  • American Red Cross of the Virgin Islands
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  • St. Croix Environmental Association
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  • St. Croix Ocean Defense Group
  • BAR ACTIVITIES

  • Former Chair, Continuing Legal Education, Federal Bar Association, V.I. Chapter
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  • Former Chair, Committee on Indigent Criminal Appointments, V.I. Bar
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  • Co-chair, Litigation Committee, V.I. Bar
  • PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION
  • Counsel for multiple environmental groups, individuals, in Pugh v. Turnbull, challenging Government’s daily discharge of treated sewage into the sea. Lawsuit resulted in landmark settlement, “St. Croix Sea-Change Accord,” with Government committing to zero discharge and re-use of highly treated effluent for irrigation. Enforcement proceedings ongoing.
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  • Representation of Virgin Island Bar Association as counsel before Virgin Islands Supreme Court in 2015 appellate challenge to appointment of counsel in indigent criminal defense cases. Brief of Amicus Curiae Virgin Islands Bar Association. Representation of Virgin Islands Bar Association as co-counsel before United States Supreme Court as amicus curiae in case involving Double Jeopardy rights of territorial residents under 6th Amendment to U.S. Constitution.k
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  • Donate all time, indigent family law appointments, Virgin Islands Superior Court.
  • INDIVIDUALS
  • I accept, when my personal circumstances permit, a limited number of clients who cannot afford to pay or to pay full rates.
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    Law Offices of Edward L. Barry • 2120 Company Street • Third Floor
    Christiansted St. Croix • U. S. Virgin Islands • 00820
    Tel. 340.719.0601 • Facsimile 340.719.0601 • ed@attorneyedbarry.com

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