September 16, 2022

Vermont Judiciary Establishes Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

New Commission will consider ways to ensure equity practices within the branch In recognition of its constitutional obligation to protect the rights of all Vermonters through access to the courts…more
September 15, 2022

Vermont Judiciary Survey About Remote Hearings in Trial Courts

The Vermont Judiciary wants your feedback about your experience with remote hearings. If you have joined a court hearing remotely via video or phone, please take our anonymous survey:…more
September 13, 2022

Second Circuit Selects Bar Counsel Michael Kennedy for Prestigious Professionalism Award

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has selected Vermont Bar Counsel Michael Kennedy to receive the 2022 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award at a ceremony at the Second Circuit…more
September 02, 2022

Vermont Judiciary Establishes Commission on Mental Health and the Courts

In recognition of the impact that individuals with mental health issues have on Vermont’s courts and to respond to their needs, the Vermont Supreme Court has recently established the Vermont…more
August 29, 2022

Changes in Vermont Rules Regarding Email Filing, Email Service, and Appellate Filing Periods

By Emily Wetherell On September 6, 2022, several rule changes will go into effect related to email filing, email service, and time deadlines.more
August 17, 2022

Vermont Judiciary Amends Administrative Order 49

Steps Taken to Ease Most Pandemic-Related Restrictionsmore
May 10, 2022

Teri Corsones Named New Vermont State Court Administrator

Today the Vermont Supreme Court is pleased to announce the appointment of Teri Corsones, Esq., the next court administrator for the State of Vermont. Teri has a rich background in judicial and legal…more
April 11, 2022

Judge Nancy Waples to be Sworn in as Vermont's Next Associate Justice

Judge Waples will be the first woman of color to be seated on the state’s highest court The Vermont Supreme Court will be the site of an historic event on Friday, April 15. On Friday afternoon at 1:…more
February 25, 2022

In historic vote, Senate confirms Nancy Waples to Vermont Supreme Court

The Vermont Senate made history Friday with a 27-0 vote to confirm Nancy Waples to the state Supreme Court, seating the first woman of color on the state’s highest bench.…more
January 31, 2022

Vermont Judiciary Announces Charles A. Romeo to Serve as Hearing Officer with Judicial Bureau

Chief Superior Judge Thomas A. Zonay has announced the appointment of Charles A. Romeo of Rutland, Vermont, to serve as a Hearing Officer with the Vermont Judicial Bureau. In making the announcement…more
January 05, 2022

Vermont Judiciary Encourages Use of Face Masks That May Provide Greater Protection Against COVID-19

The Vermont Supreme Court has further amended Administrative Order 49, which declared a Judicial Emergency in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This amendment encourages those who…more
December 29, 2021

Vermont Judiciary Seeks Volunteers to Serve as Guardians ad Litem (GALs)

When the Department of Children and Families seeks to take a child into custody, Vermont law requires the court to appoint a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). GALs are volunteer, court appointed special…more
November 16, 2021

Supreme Court Amends A.O. 49 to Address Eviction Pleading Requirements

The Vermont Supreme Court has further amended Administrative Order 49, which declared a Judicial Emergency on March 16, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.more
November 09, 2021

Patricia Gabel to Retire as State Court Administrator After Fifteen Years of Service to the Vermont Judiciary

Gabel is credited with work to modernize the Judiciary and Improve Access to Justice Vermont Judiciary State Court Administrator, Patricia Gabel, will retire from her current role late in December…more
September 17, 2021

Chief Superior Judge for the Trial Courts, Brian Grearson to Retire

Judge Thomas Zonay Appointed to Fill the Position The Vermont Supreme Court has announced that the current Chief Superior Judge for the trial courts, Brian Grearson, has tendered notice of his…more
August 26, 2021

E-filing in the Supreme Court and Related Education Session

The Supreme Court is live with the Odyssey case management system and electronic filing through Odyssey File & Serve (OFS). There was a remote education session on efiling at the Supreme Court…more
August 20, 2021

Vermont Judiciary Completes Implementation of Electronic Filing and a Next Generation Case Management System to Increase Access to Justice and Efficiencies in Case Processing for Vermonters

Multi-year phased in project was even more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic and modernizes the Judiciary for decades to comemore
August 11, 2021

Vermont Supreme Court Authorizes the Use of Remote Civil Jury Trials to Enhance Access to Justice for Vermonters

Supreme Court committee worked for months to develop detailed protocols governing their use Last week the Supreme Court adopted an order establishing a one-year pilot project for remote civil jury…more
May 12, 2021

Judiciary Introduces New Public Access Terminals

A PAT in the Windham Unit Brattleboro CourthouseAbout the Public Access Terminals After the conclusion of the judicial emergency, visitors to courthouses around the state will notice new public…more
March 31, 2021

Vermont Judiciary Announces New Fee Structure for eFiling

Starting April 1, 2021, there will be a new efiling use fee structure for users of Odyssey File & Serve (OFS). The new per case fee is $14 per filer or firm, payable upon a party’s first filing.…more