A Day is a Day: Changes in Vermont Procedural Rules Regarding Time Computation

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By Emily Wetherell

Seven Days Art Review: Craig Mooney at Vermont Supreme Court Gallery

Craig Mooney

Vermont newspaper Seven Days recently published an article about the artist whose work is currently on display in the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery:

Art Review: Craig Mooney at Vermont Supreme Court Gallery

The public is welcome to view the gallery during normal business hours Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm. Craig Mooney's art will be on display through December 29.

U.S. Supreme Court Electronic Filing System Begins 11/13

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On November 13, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court’s electronic filing system will begin operation. While paper will remain the official form of filing as under existing practice, parties represented by counsel will also be required to submit most documents through the new electronic filing system. Attorneys who expect to file documents electronically will need to register in advance for the system. Additional information is available here.

Governor Phil Scott Announces Two State Judicial Appointments

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Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of John R. Treadwell as a Vermont Superior Court Judge and Frederick “Fred” M. Glover as the Windsor County Probate Judge.

Treadwell will sit on Vermont’s Superior Court, the state’s trial court consisting of civil, criminal, environmental, family and probate divisions. He has served in the Vermont Attorney General’s Office for more than a decade, currently as the chief of the criminal division.

Vermont Judiciary Issues Request for Proposals to Support the Vermont Guardian ad Litem Program

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Judiciary seeks to partner with nonprofit organizations to recruit, train, and support volunteer Guardians ad Litem

Governor Phil Scott Appoints Joseph M. Lorman as Family Division Magistrate

Governor Phil Scott announced the appointment of Joseph Lorman as Family Division Magistrate serving Rutland, Bennington and Addison Counties.
The Family Division of the Superior Court has jurisdiction over all family-related legal matters, including divorce, separation, civil union dissolution and parentage. As magistrate, Lorman will preside over and make decisions in family-related proceedings.

Chief Justice Reiber Interviewed on VPR

Vermont Edition on VPR

Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Reiber was recently a guest on Vermont Public Radio's Vermont Edition program. Chief Justice Reiber discussed many topics, including his journey to becoming Vermont's chief Supreme Court justice, the impact of federal immigration policies on Vermonters, and the financial health of Vermont's court system.

Chief Justice Reiber also talked about the impact of the opioid addiction crisis on Vermont's courts and efforts that courts are making to respond to the crisis.

Vermont Courts Receive New Scanning Security Systems

Vermont Courts Receive New Scanning Security Systems

In August, the Vermont Judiciary took delivery of several new X-ray scanning security systems. These systems have now been installed at Vermont Courts around the state. This equipment provides the most current security screening technology and is part of our continuing initiative to keep Vermont Courts safe and secure.

Vermont Judiciary Announces Award of Court Case Management System Contract to Tyler Technologies

Next Generation Court Case Management System

Initiative will streamline services, improve efficiency & reduce manual clerical work

Montpelier, VT - State Court Administrator, Patricia Gabel, announced today that the Vermont Judiciary has contracted with Tyler Technologies to implement the Next Generation Case Management System (NG-CMS). This system, which will improve efficiency, eliminate tedious paper-based processes and streamline the Judiciary's delivery of services to the public, will include the Supreme Court, all 14 county units of the statewide Superior Court, and the Judicial Bureau.

Superior Judge Rotation Schedule Released

Addison courthouse

The Vermont Judiciary is pleased to announce its annual Superior Judge Rotation Schedule, which will be in effect September 5, 2017 through September 3, 2018.

Rotation promotes the philosophy that Superior Judges should be generalists rather than specialists, meaning they are equally knowledgeable and comfortable presiding over the many diverse case types heard in the family, criminal and civil divisions.