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
May 14, 2020

Vermont Judiciary Issues Blueprint For Expansion of Court Operations

On May 13, 2020, the Vermont Supreme Court approved the recommendations contained in a Report that is the Judiciary’s blueprint for expanding operations in the context of the COVID-19 Coronavirus…more
December 05, 2019


Governor Phil Scott has named Judge William “Bill” Cohen of Rutland to the Vermont Supreme Court after serving 20 years as a Superior Court judge with distinction.more