New Judicial Bureau Hearing Officer Sworn In!

New Judicial Bureau Hearing Officer Sworn In! Chief Justice Reiber administered the oath of office to Judge Charles Romeo, Vermont’s new Judicial Bureau Hearing Officer, at the Rutland County Courthouse on Monday. (The ceremony was also live-streamed for those unable to attend in-person.)  After welcoming Judge Romeo’s family, friends and colleagues to the ceremony, Chief…

Judicial Nomination Process Proposals – S.179

Judicial Nomination Process Proposals – S.179 S.179 has been scheduled for testimony next Thursday, February 3 at 10:45 am in Senate Judiciary. The bill proposes several significant changes to Judicial Nomination and Appointment processes, including (in part): making public the names that the JNB sends to the Governor; requiring the JNB to select not less…

The Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office in Rutland, Vermont is hiring a Deputy State’s Attorney.

State of Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs  Vacancy Announcement:  Deputy State’s Attorney Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office  The Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office in Rutland, Vermont is hiring a Deputy State’s Attorney. A DSA represents the State’s Attorney’s Office in prosecuting criminal and certain civil offenses within Rutland County.  Candidate must possess excellent…

The Office of Vermont Attorney seeks a highly motivated attorney to join its team serving the Vermont Department of Mental Health (“DMH”) Unit.

The Office of Vermont Attorney seeks a highly motivated attorney to join its team serving the Vermont Department of Mental Health (“DMH”) Unit. This full time position is responsible for the litigation of cases such as involuntary commitment and involuntary medication cases, as well as appeals to the Vermont Human Services Board. The position also…

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.

2021 Pro Bono Service Award Winners

The Vermont Bar Association is proud to announce the 2021 winners of the VBA’s Pro Bono Service Award.  The attorneys being honored are Cristina Mansfield, Kathleen (Kate) Rivers, and Janet Van Derpoel-Andrea. The Pro Bono Award is given annually to recognize attorneys who provide extraordinary legal services free of charge to indigent and disadvantaged clients…