January 31, 2023

Vermont Judiciary Seeks Input on Remote Hearing Practices

The Vermont Supreme Court seeks comments on proposed amendments to two court rules governing remote proceedings in civil, environmental, and family division cases. The proposed revisions to Vermont…more
January 23, 2023

Advisory Committee on Rules of Public Access to Court Records Meeting 1-27-23

VERMONT SUPREME COURT ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON RULES FOR PUBLIC ACCESS TO COURT RECORDS Meeting Agenda for January 27, 2023more
January 16, 2023

Former Vermont Supreme Court Justice James L. Morse Passes Away at 82

Retired Vermont Supreme Court Justice James L. Morse passed away at his home in Charlotte on January 13. He served as a Vermont trial court judge from 1981 – 1988 and as an Associate Justice of the…more
December 15, 2022

Orleans Criminal Courthouse Update

December 15, 2022 update: The Vermont Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has informed the Judiciary that the investigation into events surrounding the alleged possession of a firearm by a non-Judiciary…more
November 28, 2022

Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Invites Community to Public Forums on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practices

Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Reiber is inviting members of the community to participate in a series of public forums designed to give people an opportunity to provide comments regarding…more
September 16, 2022

Vermont Judiciary Establishes Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

New Commission will consider ways to ensure equity practices within the branch In recognition of its constitutional obligation to protect the rights of all Vermonters through access to the courts…more
September 15, 2022

Vermont Judiciary Survey About Remote Hearings in Trial Courts

The Vermont Judiciary wants your feedback about your experience with remote hearings. If you have joined a court hearing remotely via video or phone, please take our anonymous survey:…more
September 13, 2022

Second Circuit Selects Bar Counsel Michael Kennedy for Prestigious Professionalism Award

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has selected Vermont Bar Counsel Michael Kennedy to receive the 2022 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award at a ceremony at the Second Circuit…more
September 02, 2022

Vermont Judiciary Establishes Commission on Mental Health and the Courts

In recognition of the impact that individuals with mental health issues have on Vermont’s courts and to respond to their needs, the Vermont Supreme Court has recently established the Vermont…more
August 29, 2022

Changes in Vermont Rules Regarding Email Filing, Email Service, and Appellate Filing Periods

By Emily Wetherell On September 6, 2022, several rule changes will go into effect related to email filing, email service, and time deadlines.more
August 17, 2022

Vermont Judiciary Amends Administrative Order 49

Steps Taken to Ease Most Pandemic-Related Restrictionsmore
May 10, 2022

Teri Corsones Named New Vermont State Court Administrator

Today the Vermont Supreme Court is pleased to announce the appointment of Teri Corsones, Esq., the next court administrator for the State of Vermont. Teri has a rich background in judicial and legal…more
April 11, 2022

Judge Nancy Waples to be Sworn in as Vermont's Next Associate Justice

Judge Waples will be the first woman of color to be seated on the state’s highest court The Vermont Supreme Court will be the site of an historic event on Friday, April 15. On Friday afternoon at 1:…more
February 25, 2022

In historic vote, Senate confirms Nancy Waples to Vermont Supreme Court

The Vermont Senate made history Friday with a 27-0 vote to confirm Nancy Waples to the state Supreme Court, seating the first woman of color on the state’s highest bench.…more
January 31, 2022

Vermont Judiciary Announces Charles A. Romeo to Serve as Hearing Officer with Judicial Bureau

Chief Superior Judge Thomas A. Zonay has announced the appointment of Charles A. Romeo of Rutland, Vermont, to serve as a Hearing Officer with the Vermont Judicial Bureau. In making the announcement…more
January 05, 2022

Vermont Judiciary Encourages Use of Face Masks That May Provide Greater Protection Against COVID-19

The Vermont Supreme Court has further amended Administrative Order 49, which declared a Judicial Emergency in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This amendment encourages those who…more
December 29, 2021

Vermont Judiciary Seeks Volunteers to Serve as Guardians ad Litem (GALs)

When the Department of Children and Families seeks to take a child into custody, Vermont law requires the court to appoint a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). GALs are volunteer, court appointed special…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
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