By using superior trial court email addresses found on this site, you agree to the Vermont Superior Trial Court Email Policy:
- The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for the use of e-mail in communicating with court staff. This policy does not apply to the other forms of communication, and does not establish a preference for e-mail communication over any other form of communication.
- Each court is assigned an e-mail address to be used by the public in communicating with court staff, when e-mail communication is appropriate or pre-approved.
- Use of Judge’s Individual Address Prohibited. The only address to be used by attorneys, self-represented litigants, or others who need to communicate with court staff is the court e-mail address. Use of Staff individual e-mail addresses is ALSO prohibited.
- Guidelines for Use of Email. Email communication with the court is appropriate in the following situations:
- ADA Requests or Concerns
- Interpreter requests
- No filings will be accepted by email except in an emergency situation and only then after permission from the court. If prior permission is not granted, the court will not take action on the email.
- Ex Parte Communication Prohibited. The prohibitions regarding ex parte contact with the court are fully applicable to e-mail communication. If an attorney or self-represented litigant is communicating substantive information to court staff, the e-mail must also be sent to opposing counsel and so indicate in the content of the e-mail.
- If given express permission by the court to file a pleading by e-mail, the original should then be mailed and received by the court within 7 business days from the date of the transmission by e-mail. If the original is not received within that period, the court may treat the e-mail filing as void.