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 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.

Committee Members

Honorable Timothy B. Tomasi

Superior Judge, Chair

Honorable John A. Dooley

Associate Justice, Liaison from Supreme Court

Honorable Walter M. Morris, Jr.

Superior Judge (Ret.), Reporter

Tari Scott

Chief, Trial Court Operations, Court Administrator's Designee

Honorable Mary Morrissey

Superior Judge

Jeffery Loewer

Chief Information Officer, Court Administrator's Office

Sarah E. London, Esq.

Member

Gaye Paquette

Superior Court Clerk

Priscilla Bondy Dube, Esq.

Member

Martin Frank

Member

Tanya Marshall

Member

Robert M. Paolini, Esq.

Member

Honorable James L. Morse

Superior Judge (Ret.)

Contact Information

Honorable Timothy B. Tomasi, Chair
Vermont Supreme Court
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-0701