Kutak Rock litigation attorney Dwyer Arce was elected to serve as the President of the Virgin Islands Bar Association at its Annual Meeting on December 10, 2021. Dwyer was also presented with an award in special recognition of his contributions to the Virgin Islands Bar Association. He will serve as President Elect until December 2022, then transition to serve as President until December 2023, and finally as Immediate Past President until December 2024.
The Virgin Islands Bar Association is an integrated bar with approximately 1,000 members practicing law in the Virgin Islands, a U.S. territory in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean. As an arm of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands Bar Association is responsible for implementing continuing legal education requirements, engaging in efforts to increase access to justice through resources like Virgin Islands Free Legal Answers, engaging in advocacy on behalf of the bar and the public, providing commentary on proposed legislation to the Virgin Islands Legislature, evaluating the performance of members of the Virgin Islands Judiciary, and assisting the Supreme Court, in additional to tasks related to the management of the judiciary and bar.
Outside of his involvement in the Virgin Islands Bar Association, Dwyer also serves as a member of the Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Practice & Procedure and as chair of the Nebraska State Bar Association Practice & Procedure Committee.
Dwyer’s practice focuses on appellate proceedings in state and federal courts nationwide, in addition to commercial trial litigation primarily in state and federal courts in Nebraska, Iowa, and the Virgin Islands. His appellate practice was recognized in the 2021 and 2022 editions of The Best Lawyers in America©. Before entering private practice, Dwyer served for several years as the senior law clerk to Justice Maria M. Cabret of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands.