Congratulations to Judge Karen Carroll!
Governor Scott has selected Judge Karen Russell Carroll to serve on the Vermont Supreme Court, commencing April 1st, replacing retiring Justice Dooley. Judge Carroll now awaits confirmation by the Vermont State Senate.
Judge Carroll was appointed to the Superior Court bench in 2000 by Governor Dean. She has presided in Family, Criminal and Civil Divisions in Windham, Windsor and Bennington Counties. Prior to her appointment, she was a prosecutor for the Southern Vermont Drug Task Force as an assistant Attorney General. During that time, she was also a Special Assistant US Attorney prosecuting serious drug cases in US District Court for the District of Vermont. Prior to that, Judge Carroll was a deputy state's attorney for Windham County.
A native Vermonter and VBA member, Judge Carroll received her JD from Vermont Law School in 1988 and joined the VBA in 1990. She served as Chair of the Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, as member and Chair of the Vermont Judiciary Criminal Division Oversight Committee and Chair of the Windham County Bench/Bar Committee. Judge Carroll has also been an instructor at the Vermont Police Academy and has taught Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law at CCV.