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Probate Division Oversight Committee

Vermont Supreme Court

This thirteen member committee:

  • Identifies docket areas in which procedures lack statewide uniformity

  • Receives and reviews requests from any member of the Judiciary, Legislature, Judicial Rules Committee,  or a Legal Association for assistance with issues concerning Probate Division

  • Makes recommendations to the Supreme Court regarding statutory revisions or additions, amendments probate division rules, implementation of procedures for docketing, calendaring, scheduling and case flow management, restructuring of court practices and procedures and adoption of policies



Vicki Harty, Administrative Assistant

Office of Administrative Judge for Trial Courts
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-0701



collapse  Chair
Hon. Susan Fowler, Probate Judge
collapse  Court Administrator's Designee
Shari Young, Esq.
collapse  Full Member
Hon. Brian J. Grearson, Chief Superior Judge
collapse  Liaison from Supreme Court
Hon. Marilyn S. Skoglund
collapse  Three Year Term
Hon. Howard Van Benthuysen, Superior Court Judge
Hon. Larry Bruce, Probate Judge
Hon. Joanne Ertel, Probate Judge and Member of the Probate Rules Committee
Tina de la Bruere, Orleans Unit, Superior Court Clerk
Margaret Villeneuve, Caledonia and Essex Units; Court Operations Manager
Janice Brown, Probate Register
Suzanne Bushey, Probate Register
Nancy Brieden, Esq, Attorney Member
Norman C. Smith, Esq., Attorney Member