October 22, 2020

Judicial Bureau Waiver Penalty Panel Public Hearing Nov. 30

A public meeting of the Judicial Bureau Waiver Penalty Panel will be held on November 30, 2020 starting at 9:00 a.m.  via WebX.    more
October 14, 2020

Information About Electronic Filing in Odyssey File and Serve

Electronic Filing in the new system called Odyssey File and Serve ("OFS") will begin in Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, and Rutland trial courts and the Environmental Division on October 19, 2020.…more
October 07, 2020

Notice to court users with hearings in the following units: Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Environmental, Orange, Rutland, Windham and Windsor

Until further notice, court users are advised to verify actual start times of individual hearings by (1) opening up and viewing the hearing notice itself (which should be available within case…more
October 06, 2020

Vermont Judiciary Announces the Resumption of Criminal Jury Trials

With Vermont’s low COVID-19 rate, Judiciary is committed to safely restarting this Constitutional imperative Montpelier, VT - The Vermont Judiciary will hold the first criminal jury trial to be…more
October 01, 2020

Public Hearing On Proposed Rules on Confidentiality of Responses on Juror Questionnaires

The Supreme Court has sent out for comment proposed rules regarding the confidentiality of responses by prospective jurors on questionnaires used to determine qualification for jury service. The…more
September 29, 2020

Information Regarding Tyler Technologies Security Incident

Last week Tyler Technologies experienced an IT cybersecurity breach on their internal network. Tyler is working with security firms and law enforcement to determine the extent of the event. At this…more
August 28, 2020

Important Notice about Court Operations During Phase III Odyssey Roll Out in the Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, and Rutland Trial Courts and Environmental Division

In preparation for the Phase III Odyssey roll out, the Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, and Rutland trial courts and the Environmental Division will be closed to the public on several dates during…more
August 20, 2020

Vermont Supreme Court Extends Judicial Emergency to January 1, 2021

On August 20, 2020, the Vermont Supreme Court made further declarations regarding the Judicial Emergency that was declared on March 16, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Court has…more
August 13, 2020

Efiling Training Opportunities

In October 2020, the Chittenden, Bennington, Rutland and Addison Units and the Environmental Court will begin using Odyssey File & Serve for e-filing. Court users in these regions and across the…more
August 10, 2020

Next Generation Case Management System Update - July 2020

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
August 06, 2020

Important Notice about Court Operations During Phase III Odyssey Roll Out

Important Notice about Court Operations During Phase III Odyssey Roll Out in the Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, and Rutland Trial Courts and Environmental Division In preparation for the Phase III…more
July 27, 2020

Vermont Supreme Court Receives Report From Jury Restart Committee

In late May the Vermont Supreme Court established a Jury Restart Committee and named Associate Justices Karen Carroll and Harold Eaton as its co-chairs. The committee was asked to consider issues…more
June 26, 2020

Odyssey File and Serve and Public Portal Demo Videos Available

Two demo videos are now available for Odyssey File and Serve and using the Public Portal. The videos can be watched below or on the…more
June 22, 2020

Information regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Court Operations

Information about COVID-19 and court operations can now be found at the page below: COVID-19 and Court Operations more
June 19, 2020

Assistant Judge and Long-Tenured Public Servant Otto Trautz Passes Away

Otto D. Trautz, one of Vermont's longest-tenured and best-loved public servants, passed away on June 4, 2020. Trautz faithfully served Vermonters for five decades in various roles in state government…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
June 11, 2020

E-Filing Training Opportunities

In October 2020, the Chittenden, Bennington, Rutland and Addison Units and the Environmental Court will begin using Odyssey File & Serve for e-filing. Court users in these regions and across the…more
May 29, 2020

Vermont Courts to Begin Expanding Operations on June 1st

On Monday, June 1st, courts will begin a gradual expansion of operations to include the hearing of non-emergency matters. The expansion of operations across units and divisions will occur at…more
May 20, 2020

Former Vermont Supreme Court Justice Ernest W. Gibson III Passes Away at Age 92

Justice Ernest W. Gibson III, a beloved member of the Vermont legal community, passed away on May 17, 2020, at age 92. He will be remembered as a distinguished jurist dedicated to Vermont. Justice…more
May 19, 2020

Attention Electronic Filers: Supplemental and Division Specific E-Filing User Guides Now Available

Attention Electronic Filers: Supplemental and division specific e-filing user guides are available on our website. Visit the more