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…

Howard Kalfus Appointed as Superior Court Judge

Governor Scott announced the appointment of Judicial Bureau Hearing Officer Howard Kalfus as the newest Superior Court Judge, filling the spot left vacant following Justice Bill Cohen’s appointment to the Supreme Court last year. Here’s a LINK to the press announcement. Pictures from the private June 23 swearing-in ceremony at the statehouse are below.