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 Special Advisory Committee on Rules for Electronic Filing include:

  • Reviewing the operation and effectiveness of the Rules for Electronic Filing
  • Developing and proposing amended rules governing procedures for electronic filing
  • Sending proposed rules to the bar and public for comment and, when required, holding public hearings on proposed rules or rule changes
  • Receiving comments

Once a proposal has been sent out for comment, the committee may make further changes or recommend that the Supreme Court adopt the change. The Supreme Court is responsible for putting any amendment into effect. 

Committee Members

Honorable John A. Dooley

Chair, Associate Justice (Ret.)

Honorable Nancy J. WaplesAssociate Justice, Liaison from Supreme Court

Honorable Walter M. Morris, Jr.

Reporter, Superior Judge (Ret.)

Thomas A. Zonay

Chief Superior Judge

Honorable Katherine A. HayesSuperior Judge

Honorable Thomas S. Durkin

Superior Judge

Honorable David Fenster

Superior Judge

Honorable Elizabeth Mann

Superior Judge

Scott WoodwardNG-CMS Project Manager
Tari ScottChief of Trial Court Operations
Chasity Stoots-FonbergNG-CMS Project Functional Manager
Therese M. Corsones, Esq.Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association

Eric Avildsen, Esq.


Susan J. Steckel, Esq.


Contact Information

Special Advisory Committee on Rules for Electronic Filing
Vermont Supreme Court
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609