The Vermont Judiciary Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was established to identify disparities in our justice system, understand the causes, evaluate solutions, and implement changes. The Commission’s work will address disparities amongst individuals involved in court proceedings as well as internal Judiciary practices, such as hiring, training, and retention.

Commission Members

Chief Justice Paul L. Reiber – Co-chair
Associate Justice Nancy J. Waples – Co-chair
Superior Court Judge Alison Arms
Julie Bronson – Court Operations Manager
John Campbell -Executive Director, Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs
Associate Justice William Cohen
Xusana Davis – Executive Director of Racial Equity
Bob Fletcher – Vermont Bar Association
Scott Griffith – Chief of Planning and Court Services, Vermont Judiciary
Erin Jacobsen – Office of the Attorney General, Community Justice Division
Superior Court Judge Mary Morrissey
Rebecca Turner – Office of the Defender General, Appellate Division
Maggie Villeneuve – Superior Court Clerk
Chief Superior Judge Thomas A. Zonay

Contact Information

Supreme Court Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Vermont Supreme Court
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609
ATTN:  Scott Griffith, Chief of Planning and Court Services

Scott Griffith, Chief of Planning and Court Services
Subject line: Supreme Court Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Community Forums

Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Reiber is inviting members of the community to participate in a series of public forums designed to give people an opportunity to provide comments regarding the diversity, equity, and inclusion practices of the Judiciary. Forum dates will be posted below as they are scheduled.

To request an interpreter or to ask for an ADA accommodation for an upcoming forum, please make your request least 3 business days before the session:

For more information contact Scott Griffith, Chief of Planning and Court Services at


Upcoming Public Forum Dates

Upcoming public forum dates will be posted here as they are scheduled.


Past Forums

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Burlington, Chittenden County
Fletcher Free Library, Pickering Room
235 College Street
ASL interpreter provided.


Tuesday, December 13, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Winooski, Chittenden County
O’Brien Community Center
32 Malletts Bay Avenue
ASL interpreter provided.


Thursday, January 19, 2023
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bennington Criminal and Family Courthouse
200 Veterans Memorial Drive, Bennington, VT 05201
This forum also had an option to attend remotely via Webex.
ASL interpreter provided.

Submit Comments

Please use the form below to submit comments about the Vermont Judiciary's diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. All submissions are reviewed but submitters may not receive a response. The 'Name' field on the form is not required, so you may submit comments anonymously if you wish.


Do not use this form if you are looking for information on any of the following:

  • Questions about a specific case. Instead, contact the court where the case was filed.
  • Requests for case records. Instead, use the request form on the Request for Access to Court Records web page.
  • General questions about court processes and procedures. Instead, contact the Information Center at 802-652-1900.