June 06, 2019

Judicial Bureau Currently Experiencing Temporary Backlog

The Judicial Bureau is currently experiencing a temporary backlog in processing ticket payments due to the JB’s transition to Odyssey, the Judiciary’s new case management system. Please know that all…more
June 06, 2019

Memo To Bar From Judicial Nominating Board - Information Concerning Two Superior Judge Vacancies

The Governor will make appointments to fill two Superior Judge vacancies created by the retirement of former Superior Judge David Howard and the retirement of former Superior Judge Dennis Pearson.…more
June 03, 2019

Judicial Bureau Case Access and Fine Payment Now Available Online Through the Vermont Judiciary Public Portal

The Public Portal is a new website that offers access to court case and hearing information. At this time, only Judicial Bureau case records can be viewed and only Judicial Bureau fines may be paid…more
May 15, 2019

Peace Officers Memorial Day

President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation in 1962 designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. Flags across Vermont will fly at half-mast in honor of those Vermont officers who made the…more
May 13, 2019

Vermont Judicial Commission on Family Treatment Dockets Issues Final Report: Recommendations for System Improvements Made to the Supreme Court

The number of child abuse and neglect cases filed in Vermont’s family court has grown exponentially due, in part, to the opioid epidemic. Children five and under represent almost half of the children…more
April 29, 2019

Next Generation Case Management System Update - April 2019

Stay up-to-date with the Vermont Judiciary’s Next Generation Case Management System initiative. This newsletter includes an updated timeline and project status:…more
March 06, 2019

Vermont Supreme Court To Hear Cases At Vermont Law School On March 12

The Vermont Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in five cases during the high court’s annual session at Vermont Law School on Tuesday, March 12, in Oakes Hall, Room 109, on the VLS campus. The…more
January 30, 2019

The Vermont Judiciary - A Guide For Legislators

This guide outlines the role and structure of Vermont's Judicial Branch of state government. It also summarizes court programs and objectives. The purpose of this Guide is to help legislators…more
December 14, 2018

Seven Days - Lady Justices: Four Vermont Judges Talk Law, Fairness and Being Female

A recent Seven Days cover story profiled four Vermont judges. Associate Justice Beth Robinson, Associate Justice Marilyn Skoglund, Superior Court Judge Helen Toor, and Article III Judge Christina…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
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
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