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E-Filing (‘eCabinet”) has begun in the Vermont Superior Court!  Attorneys have been required to e-file new cases in the Rutland Civil and Windsor Civil Divisions since January 26, 2011. They can e-file in any cases filed after October 18, 2010 in those divisions.  Pro se litigants have the option of e-filing or paper filing in the same divisions.  Please review the helpful information below or contact with any questions about e-filing.  

To view the Vermont Rules of Electronic Filing please click on this link: e-Filing Rules of Procedure 

eCabinet Documentation and
Training Material

Environmental Division E-Filing Instructions
Small Claims e-Filing Instructions
collapse  Administrative Orders/Directives
Administrative Directive PG-5 (Exemption of Judicial Bureau)
Administrative Directive RG-1 (Orleans)
Administrative Directive RG-2 (Orange)
Administrative Directive RG-3 (Environmental Division)
Administrative Directive RG-4 (Windsor)
Administrative Directive RG-5 (Chittenden)
Administrative Directive PG-2 (Supreme Court)
Administrative Directive RG-6 (Addison and Bennington) pdf
Administrative Directive RG-7 (Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Caledonia, Essex, Windham, Rutland, Washington)
Administrative Directive PG-3 (Requests for Copies of Court Documents)
Administrative Directive RG-8 Emailing Court Documents (Orleans - Court Documents)[1]
Administrative Directive RG-9 Emailing Court Documents - Caledonia, Orange, Orleans, Windsor
Administrative Directive RG-10 (Addison Chittenden Franklin Grand Isle Rutland Windham)
Administrative Directive PG-1 (Supreme Court)
Administrative Directive PG-4 (Delivery of Court Documents to Attorneys by E-mail)
Administrative Order No 44
Administrative Order No. 45, Amended 02/13
Order Promulgating Administrative Order 45 Amendments
collapse  DCF Instructions
DCF Caseworker E-filing Instructions Short Version Revised 3-18-14
DCF Caseworker E-filing Instructions With Screenshots Revised 3-18-14
DCF - Juvenile Photograph E-Filing Protocol
DCF Juvenile Photograph Template
collapse  Other Information
Environmental Division E-Filing Instructions
eCabinet Registration and e-Filing Training Webinar -Slides
collapse  Rules
Rules for Electronic Filing April 8 2013
Rules for Public Access to Court Records (incl: "Rule 6" confidentiality criteria)
eCabinet Frequently Asked Questions

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 expand Can I e-file a picture file (.jpg)?
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 expand How do I find my eCabinet Registration Number (ERN)?
1. Sign onto eCabinet. In the upper right corner, a system message is displayed: " Welcome - John Doe ERN 1234"
2. On the eCabinet sign on page, scroll to the bottom, click on "Registered Users" and search on the person in question. The return screen has a column entitled "ERN".
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 expand How do I update my email or other contact information in my eCabinet account?
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 expand If I am registered in eCabinet, do I need to register again to receive Notices of Hearing via e-mail?
No, you do not need to register again in eCabinet.  If you are already registered in eCabinet for electronic filing, Notices of Hearing will be sent to the e-mail addresses you have provided.  A schedule of the  exact dates when courts will begin e-mailing Notices of Hearings to attorneys will be sent via e-mail to the e-mail address(es) you provide when you register, and will be otherwise publicized on the and the websites.
 expand Is e-filing available in all case types in all unit/divisions?
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 expand What type of computer software do I need to file with eCabinet?
-- Windows PCs using Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7.
-- Internet Explorer version 7 or 8 browsers.  Note: you need "cookies enabled" and "JavaScript enabled", both are generally turned on in a default installation.
-- Software to create a .pdf document.   Note: the system will also accept a Word document (.doc, .docx) but that is not recommended as it may contain additional "marks" in it (such as "change tracker" notes.
** The Vermont Bar Association is preparing a class on how to create a .pdf document, watch their website for details.
-- a scanner is optional, however, if you want to electronically file a document that you only have on paper you will need to scan in that document and create a .pdf image of it for efiling.
Not tested but may work:
-- Firefox 3.5
-- Safari on a Macintosh
-- Any other operating system (e.g., Linux) or browser (e.g., Chrome, Mozilla, etc).
-- WordPerfect files (you cannot submit a .wpd document).
-- Images of documents other than a .pdf (e.g., you cannot submit a .jpg attachment).
 expand Does system save my work automatically?
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 expand What kind of document(s) can I attach?
eCabinet only accepts attachments in Word (.doc, .docx) or .pdf format.  NOTE: .pdf attachments are highly recommended because Word documents can sometimes have leftover "change tracker" or other marks in them; this cannot happen in a .pdf.  
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 expand Can I use dial-up Internet access?
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 expand Is eCabinet training available?
If you have specific questions (or to send comments to us), you may email with "eCabinet Training" in the email SUBJECT line.   
The Judiciary has developed a short (approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes) webinar to provide an overview of how to register and file using eCabinet.  The webinar is presented via:
-- A set of powerpoint slides shown via a web service called "iLinc".  You may download a copy of the training slides from the blue links section in the lower left portion of this web page.  Use the webinar Logon Instructions (also included on this page in the blue links below) to prepare your computer and log onto the iLinc site to see the slides.  The links may be found at
 expand Does personal data (like name, phone, email) update all Court systems?
 expand What if I am attaching a document with confidential data?
The eCabinet "document attachment" screen will ask, for every document, two "Rule 6" questions:  (1) is the document you are filing public under Rule 6; and, (2) if the document is public does it contain data that is confidential and therefore redacted.
-- If the entire document is not public under Rule 6, you can indicate that to the system.  It will be filed electronically with applicable security.
-- If the document is public, but has confidential data, the filer is responsible for redacting confidential data under Rule 6.  The system will allow you to file two documents "clipped" together -- the redacted parent document and a second, connected document that contains the reference list of confidential elements (or an unredacted copy of the redacted document.)
-- If you file a public, redacted document with a confidential redacted document attached, you will see a "paper clip" icon next to the public document listed on the eCabinet "review filing" screen.
 expand Can I see all electronic filings on a case?
 expand Will the Judge have an electronic file on the bench?
Yes, the Judges have electronic document images on the bench where eCabinet is available (e.g., in November, 2010 in Rutland and Windsor Civil Divisions).
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 expand Why am I not getting emails from eCabinet?
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 expand Why is "Filing Number" important?
Each time you successfully submit a "filing", the system will issue you a FILING NUMBER.  That number is a unique to each filing and is important to help court staff find your filing.  Examples: if you have a question ("Did you get that Motion I sent the other day in Filing # 12345?") or you choose to pay by sending a check ("This check is in payment of filing fees for Filing # 12345"). 
The system automatically records each successfully submitted filing.  You can look up your filings by signing into the system and going to your "My Filings" screen.  You can see the documents in each filing by clicking the "+" next to each filing row.
 expand Can I set up eCabinet to send email notifications on a case-by-case basis?

EventDate of EventFurther Information
TrainingThursday, 01 January, 2015 12:00 AM
There are no eCabinet training events scheduled at this time.  If further assistance is needed please contact the Judiciary's Helpdesk at

eCabinet Contact Us

Please contact us if you need help.  If you are having a problem with:

1. Registration or account problems:  Contact the Judiciary Helpdesk via email at:  or call 1-802-828-4357.

2. Filing a document:  Contact the court (Rutland or Windsor Civil Division) where you intend to file your document.