April 24, 2023

Vermont Judiciary Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Seeks Public Input

Next Community Forum Tuesday, June 6, 2023 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Essex County Courthouse 75 Courthouse Drive Guildhall, VT 05905 (…more
April 14, 2023

Governor Phil Scott Appoints Two Superior Court Judges

Governor Phil Scott today announced his appointment of two Vermont Superior Court Judges: Robert Katims of Hinesburg and H. Dickson Corbett of East Thetford. “As I have often said, appointed judges…more
March 31, 2023

Be Alert for Potential Jury Scams

The Judiciary has received several calls recently from people concerned about a potential jury scam. Reports indicate that a person is calling and saying he is from the Sheriff’s Office, mentioning…more
March 16, 2023

Vermont Supreme Court to Hold Annual “On the Road” Session at Vermont Law and Graduate School on March 21

The Vermont Supreme Court is holding its annual "On the Road" series at Vermont Law and Graduate School (VLGS) on Tuesday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. During the session, the Court will hear…more
January 31, 2023

Vermont Judiciary Seeks Input on Remote Hearing Practices

The Vermont Supreme Court seeks comments on proposed amendments to two court rules governing remote proceedings in civil, environmental, and family division cases. The proposed revisions to Vermont…more
January 16, 2023

Former Vermont Supreme Court Justice James L. Morse Passes Away at 82

Retired Vermont Supreme Court Justice James L. Morse passed away at his home in Charlotte on January 13. He served as a Vermont trial court judge from 1981 – 1988 and as an Associate Justice of the…more
December 15, 2022

Orleans Criminal Courthouse Update

December 15, 2022 update: The Vermont Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has informed the Judiciary that the investigation into events surrounding the alleged possession of a firearm by a non-Judiciary…more
November 28, 2022

Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Invites Community to Public Forums on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practices

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…more
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
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
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
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