July 19, 2021

Information Concerning Superior Judge Vacancies

STATE OF VERMONT JUDICIAL NOMINATING BOARD MEMORANDUM TO: Members of the Bar of the Vermont Supreme Court FROM: Eleanor Spottswood, Esq., Chair Judicial Nominating Board SUBJECT: Information…more
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
June 18, 2021

Vermont Judiciary Continues Move to Full Re-opening of State Courts

Remote or virtual hearings will continue as Judiciary emphasizes the need to increase access to the courts for more Vermonters Statement of the Vermont State Court Administrator, Patricia Gabel,…more
May 13, 2021

Vermont Judiciary to Lift Mandatory Remote Hearing Requirement

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. The amendment extends that…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
May 11, 2021

Next Generation Case Management System Update - May 2021

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
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
March 05, 2021

Rules for Public Access to Court Records and the Rules for Electronic Filing Educational Session

The judiciary held an educational session on March 4, 2021 to discuss revisions to the Rules for Public Access to Court Records and the 2020 Rules for Electronic Filing, which were made in…more
February 01, 2021

Vermont Judiciary Meets Key Milestone in Electronic Case Management and E-Filing Deployment

New System Further Improves Judiciary’s Technology Platform and Enhances Vermonters’ Access to Justicemore
December 17, 2020

Register for an e-filing training webinar

Starting February 24, 2021, Tyler Technologies will offer additional online training sessions on how to electronically file documents using Odyssey File & Serve. These sessions are offered for…more
November 13, 2020

Vermont Judiciary Announces Remote Hearing Schedule During Holiday Periods Due to COVID-19

The Vermont Judiciary announced today it will not conduct any nonemergency in-person hearings or proceedings during the four days after Thanksgiving, over the week after the Christmas break, or for…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
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