May 17, 2019

Important Notice: Judicial Bureau will Close to the Public on June 3 and June 4

In preparation for the Judicial Bureau’s transition to a new electronic case management system, the Judicial Bureau’s office (located on the 2nd floor of 82 Railroad Row, White River Junction) will…more
May 15, 2019

Peace Officers Memorial Day

President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation in 1962 designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. Flags across Vermont will fly at half-mast in honor of those Vermont officers who made the…more
May 13, 2019

Vermont Judicial Commission on Family Treatment Dockets Issues Final Report: Recommendations for System Improvements Made to the Supreme Court

The number of child abuse and neglect cases filed in Vermont’s family court has grown exponentially due, in part, to the opioid epidemic. Children five and under represent almost half of the children…more
May 08, 2019

Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence Meeting May 30

  VERMONT SUPREME COURT ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON RULES OF EVIDENCE AGENDA FOR MEETING OF MAY 30, 2019   The Evidence Rules Committee will hold a meeting at 3 p.m. on May 30, 2019, at the Vermont…more
April 29, 2019

Next Generation Case Management System Update - April 2019

Stay up-to-date with the Vermont Judiciary’s Next Generation Case Management System initiative. This newsletter includes an updated timeline and project status:…more
April 05, 2019

Judicial Bureau Waiver Penalty Panel Public Hearing May 29

PUBLIC NOTICE:  The Vermont Judicial Bureau Waiver Penalty Panel will hold a public hearing at the Court Administrator’s Office in Montpelier located at 109 State Street, May 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.…more
March 06, 2019

Vermont Supreme Court To Hear Cases At Vermont Law School On March 12

The Vermont Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in five cases during the high court’s annual session at Vermont Law School on Tuesday, March 12, in Oakes Hall, Room 109, on the VLS campus. The…more
February 15, 2019

Proposed Rules on Public Access to Court Records - Comments Due By April 12

The Vermont Supreme Court has sent out for comment proposed rules governing public access to court records. The proposed rules cover records in both physical and electronic form and their adoption is…more
January 30, 2019

The Vermont Judiciary - A Guide For Legislators

This guide outlines the role and structure of Vermont's Judicial Branch of state government. It also summarizes court programs and objectives. The purpose of this Guide is to help legislators…more
December 14, 2018

Seven Days - Lady Justices: Four Vermont Judges Talk Law, Fairness and Being Female

A recent Seven Days cover story profiled four Vermont judges. Associate Justice Beth Robinson, Associate Justice Marilyn Skoglund, Superior Court Judge Helen Toor, and Article III Judge Christina…more
October 29, 2018

Information Concerning Superior Judge Vacancy

STATE OF VERMONT JUDICIAL NOMINATING BOARD MEMORANDUM                                                                                                   TO: Members of the Bar of the Vermont…more
October 25, 2018

Guardian ad Litem Program Seeks Nonprofit Partners

On October 25, 2018, the State Court Administrator’s Office issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to find qualified nonprofit partners interested in establishing a local…more
October 15, 2018

Bench & Bar Tour Seeks Input on Vermont’s Court System

It isn’t often you see the chief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, the presiding judge of county Superior Court, the leaders of the state and county bar associations, other judges and local…more
October 04, 2018

Vermont Judiciary Receives Federal Grant to Expand Access to DUI Treatment Docket

The Vermont Judiciary is pleased to announce that it has secured a $1.9 million, five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). These funds will support…more
September 25, 2018

Proposed Rules on Possession and Use of Recording and Transmitting Devices in Courtroom and Courthouse

The Vermont Supreme Court has sent out for comment proposed rules governing the use of recording and transmitting devices in the Supreme Court and all divisions of the superior court. The current…more
August 30, 2018

Chief Justice Reiber named to lead two national court organizations.

Chief Justice Reiber named to lead two national court organizations. Williamsburg, Va., Aug. 30, 2018 – Vermont Chief Justice Paul Reiber has been named president of the Conference of Chief Justices…more
July 30, 2018

Vermont Public Radio - Becoming a Guardian ad Litem

Many news sources report that the Vermont Department for Children and Families, or DCF, is having to take responsibility for rapidly increasing numbers of children. Last month in Windham County…more