About the Committee
The Supreme Court adopts the rules of practice and procedure for all state courts. The Supreme Court appoints advisory committees to assist in keeping the rules up-to-date. The tasks of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Public Access to Court Records include:
- Reviewing the operation and effectiveness of the public access rules
- Receiving proposals to change rules or adopt new rules
- Making proposals to change rules or adopt new rules and sending the proposal to the Supreme Court
- Sending proposed rules to the bar and public for comment and, when required, holding public hearings on proposed rules or rules changes
- Receiving comments
Once a proposal has been sent out for comment, the committee may make further changes or may recommend that the Supreme Court adopt the change. The Supreme Court is responsible for promulgating any amendment.
Honorable Timothy B. Tomasi
Superior Judge, Chair
Honorable Beth Robinson
Associate Justice, Liaison from Supreme Court
Honorable Dennis R. Pearson (Ret.)
Chief, Trial Court Operations, Court Administrator's Designee
Honorable Mary Morrissey
Chief Information Officer, Court Administrator's Office
Michael J. Tarrant II, Esq.
Superior Court Clerk
Tracy Shriver, Esq.
State Archivist Member
Therese Corsones, Esq.
Executive Director of ACLU of Vermont
Honorable Timothy B. Tomasi, Chair
Vermont Supreme Court
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-0701