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Family Division Pro Se Education Program

Education Mission Statement and State House 
All parties representing themselves (pro se) in the family division are ordered by the court to attend a Pro Se Litigant Education Program before they appear in court to pursue their claims (EXCEPT attendance is not a prerequisite for hearings on relief from abuse petitions or child support hearings). One-hour programs are held each month and are conducted by an attorney who regularly practices in the Family Court. The purpose is to educate litigants about the following: their responsibilities while representing themselves, courtroom etiquette and general procedures affecting family cases, and services available through outside agencies to help with problems affecting families. Anyone may attend, whether are not they are party to a pending case. Classes are free and open to the public.
Class Schedule
Note: Click here for the court closings and delays.  If the court is closed on those dates, the classes will not be held.

Quarterly (Monthly in some Counties)

Time of Class

Addison County

3rd Wednesday

10:00 a.m.

Bennington County

3rd Friday of Month - December 2009 will be on 12/4/09

3:00 p.m.

Caledonia County

1st Tuesday, every other month

8:15 a.m.

Chittenden County

Call court at (802) 651-1709 for dates

2:30 p.m.

Essex County

Call court at (802) 676-3910 for dates


Franklin County

1st Friday

3:00 p.m.

Grand Isle County

Quarterly, Call court at (802) 372-8350 for dates


Lamoille County

Quarterly, Call court at (802) 888-3887 for dates

3:00 p.m.

Orange County

1st Friday

3:00 p.m.

Orleans County

3rd Tuesday

3:00 p.m.

Rutland County

Call court at (802) 786-5856 for dates

2:00 p.m.

Washington County

Call court at (802) 479-4205 for dates

9:00 a.m.

Windham County

3rd Tuesday

12:00 noon

Windsor County

1st Friday

1:30 p.m.