Judicial Emergency Extended to January 1

Administrative Order No.  49 was amended on October 14, extending the judicial emergency to January 1, 2022. Here’s a LINK to a Memo to the Bar that CAO Gabel issued the evening of October 15, referencing the amendment.  Here’s a LINK to the newest amendment to AO 49 in full, which includes new information about…

Constitution Day 2021 Very Well-Attended!

  Many thanks to Justices Karen Carroll and William Cohen, Judges Cortland Corsones and Elizabeth Mann and Vermont Law School Professor Peter Teachout for the excellent “Constitution Day 2021” program moderated by VBA Board President Elizabeth Kruska at Vermont Law School on September 14. The VBA provided over 100 complimentary Pocket Constitutions to an overflow…

VT Legal Community Food Drive Launch

The fifth annual Legal Community Fighting Hunger Food Drive will be held starting Friday, September 3 through Friday September 17. If you or your firm or organization would like to participate in the food drive, here’s the 2021 Food Drive Participation Form, which is due by August 31. Here’s the 2021 Food Drive Announcement Letter…

Celebrating the Life of Peter W. Hall

Hundreds gathered on August 7 to “Celebrate the Life of Peter W. Hall” at the Paramount Theater in Rutland.  Speakers shared many heartfelt, humorous and fascinating memories of “Pete, Dad, Judge and Grandpa”, as Judge Hall was referred to on the program. Speakers included Senator Patrick Leahy (represented by State Director John Tracy given Senator…

Odyssey Public Contacts List Clean-Up Request

One of the primary issues e-filers have had using the Odyssey system has been duplicative and erroneous information inadvertently entered into the “Public Contacts List” used for the “File and Serve” function of service in Odyssey.  It wasn’t made clear until the recent amendments to the Vermont Rules of Electronic Filing and training associated with…

New Courthouse COVID Protocols Effective July 6

New Courthouse COVID Protocols Effective July 6 The Judiciary has announced new Courthouse COVID protocols for Vermont state courthouses, effective Tuesday, July 6. Please find this message of July 1 from CAO Pat Gabel to the Judiciary, generally explaining the protocols. (There was a delay with making the announcement to the bar because of overlapping…

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…

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…