November 29, 2021

Advisory Committee on Rules of Probate Procedure Meeting December 2, 2021

 VERMONT SUPREME COURT ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON RULES OF PROBATE PROCEDURE   AGENDA FOR MEETING OF DECEMBER 2, 2021               1.         A.  Approval of draft minutes of the meeting of…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
November 05, 2021

Vermont Judiciary Extends Judicial Emergency to March 1, 2022

The Vermont Supreme Court has further amended Administrative Order 49, extending its effective date to March 1, 2022. The Court first issued AO 49 on March 16, 2020, declaring a Judicial Emergency in…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
August 05, 2021

Court Security Shortage at Grand Isle Courthouse Reduces In-Person Services to Two Days Per Week

Judiciary relies on remote access and other alternatives to ensure no breaks in servicesmore
July 02, 2021

Starting July 6, Vermont Judiciary Opens Most Courts to General Public

Some COVID Protocols, Remote Hearings Remain in Place As Vermont celebrates more than 80 percent of its residents having at least one dose of the highly effective COVID-19 vaccine, Vermont’s Supreme…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
June 16, 2020

Vermont Chief Justice named to lead task force on improving state court responses to people with mental health issues

Williamsburg, Va., June 16, 2020 – Vermont Chief Justice Paul L. Reiber and New York Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks have been named co-chairs of the newly formed National Judicial Task…more