November 26, 2018

Rules of Civil Procedure Meeting November 30

VERMONT SUPREME COURT ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE AGENDA FOR MEETING OF November 30, 2018   The Civil Rules Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m., Friday, November 30, 2018, at…more
October 29, 2018

Information Concerning Superior Judge Vacancy

STATE OF VERMONT JUDICIAL NOMINATING BOARD MEMORANDUM                                                                                                   TO: Members of the Bar of the Vermont…more
October 25, 2018

Guardian ad Litem Program Seeks Nonprofit Partners

On October 25, 2018, the State Court Administrator’s Office issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to find qualified nonprofit partners interested in establishing a local…more
October 15, 2018

Bench & Bar Tour Seeks Input on Vermont’s Court System

It isn’t often you see the chief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, the presiding judge of county Superior Court, the leaders of the state and county bar associations, other judges and local…more
October 04, 2018

Vermont Judiciary Receives Federal Grant to Expand Access to DUI Treatment Docket

The Vermont Judiciary is pleased to announce that it has secured a $1.9 million, five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). These funds will support…more
September 25, 2018

Proposed Rules on Possession and Use of Recording and Transmitting Devices in Courtroom and Courthouse

The Vermont Supreme Court has sent out for comment proposed rules governing the use of recording and transmitting devices in the Supreme Court and all divisions of the superior court. The current…more
August 30, 2018

Chief Justice Reiber named to lead two national court organizations.

Chief Justice Reiber named to lead two national court organizations. Williamsburg, Va., Aug. 30, 2018 – Vermont Chief Justice Paul Reiber has been named president of the Conference of Chief Justices…more
August 22, 2018

Information Concerning Superior Judge Vacancy

STATE OF VERMONT JUDICIAL NOMINATING BOARD MEMORANDUM TO: Members of the Bar of the Vermont Supreme Court FROM: John Evers, Esq., Chair Judicial Nominating Board SUBJECT: Information…more
July 30, 2018

Vermont Public Radio - Becoming a Guardian ad Litem

Many news sources report that the Vermont Department for Children and Families, or DCF, is having to take responsibility for rapidly increasing numbers of children. Last month in Windham County…more
May 21, 2018

In the News: Supreme Court building centennial celebrated

Times Argus - "Supreme Court building centennial celebrated": A large assembly of the state’s top civic and legal leaders turned out Friday to celebrate the centennial of the Vermont Supreme Court…more
May 15, 2018

Celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the Vermont Supreme Court Building

Montpelier, VT - The 100th anniversary of the Vermont Supreme Court Building is being commemorated with a special centennial celebration on Friday, May 18, 2018.more
February 08, 2018

Governor Scott Announces Four Judicial Appointments

Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of four Vermonters to the State’s judiciary, filling existing vacancies. more
January 17, 2018

Vermont Supreme Court Establishes Judicial Commission On Family Treatment Dockets

In response to the dramatic upsurge in child protection cases fueled by the opioid crisis, the Supreme Court of Vermont announced today the establishment of the Vermont Judicial Commission on Family…more
January 11, 2018

Dear Prospective Jurors

The following letter appeared in the January 9th edition of the Rutland Herald and is reprinted here with permission.   Dear Prospective Jurors: As I reflect on the year just completed, one thing…more
December 19, 2017

Slate: Vermont Supreme Court Protects the Rights of Same-Sex Parents and Their Children

On Friday, the Vermont State Supreme Court handed down a significant decision in a child custody dispute between an estranged lesbian couple. The ruling in Sinnott v. Peck is one of many recent…more
November 01, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Electronic Filing System Begins 11/13

On November 13, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court’s electronic filing system will begin operation. While paper will remain the official form of filing as under existing practice, parties represented by…more