Judiciary Update – COVID Measures

Court Administrator Patricia Gabel issued a Memo to the Bar on June 18 with an update on COVID measures in the courthouses including masks, in-person hearings, clerk windows, non-HVAC courthouses, CO2 monitors and plexiglass. Click HERE for the Memo. Regarding the Special Advisory Committee on Remote Hearings referenced in the Memo, there will be four…

Calling All Procrastinators!

  Procrastinators. We all resemble that word, don’t we?  Well, procrastinators and early birds alike will want to join us the week of June 21st!  Procrastinators’ Week has got everything you need and more. For your Diversity and Inclusion credit, we will be offering Questioning the Computer: Racial Bias and Civil Rights Violations in Algorithms…

VT State of Emergency Ends

The state of emergency in Vermont first announced by Governor Scott on March 13, 2020 will end effective midnight, June 15. A number of bills and emergency measures contain provisions geared to the duration of the state of emergency, including evictions and foreclosure moratoriums and the civil statute of limitations. Bills allowing the remote executions…

Odyssey Court Users Group Reinstated

An “Odyssey Court Users Group” was created last summer in response to Act 120, to meet with the Judiciary about Odyssey concerns in order to report to the Legislature last October. The Group included bar representatives from each of the dockets and different court user groups. One of the recommendations in the Act 120 report…

May 3-7 Is Lawyer Well-Being Week

Don’t forget that next week, starting May 3, 2021 is Well-Being in Law Week! Started a few years ago in recognition of the record numbers of lawyers suffering from depression, addiction, burnout and debilitating stress, this dedicated week gives us tools and ideas to assist us in focusing our attention on our own wellness. Not…

Per Filing E-Filing Fee Eliminated

We are pleased to report that the Judiciary and Tyler Technology have negotiated a modification of their contract to eliminate the “per envelope” e-filing fee effective April 1, 2021. In its place, a one-time “per filing party” e-filing fee of $14.00 will be implemented, also effective April 1, 2021. The “per filing party” fee will…