February 15, 2019

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

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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 timed to coincide with the implementation of a new case-management system that will support electronic filing and electronic case files in all dockets and all courts throughout the state. In many parts, these rules retain the content of the former rules. In other parts, they amend the prior version or adopt entirely new content because of the shift to electronic case records.

A description of the proposed amendments can be found here.

The text of the proposed rules can be found in the document below:

Comments on these proposed amendments should be sent by April 12, 2019, to Hon. Walter M. Morris, at the following address:

Hon. Walter M. Morris, Jr.
Vermont Supreme Court
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT  05609-0801