Yesterday, Fred Glover was sworn in by Judge Robert Gerety at the Woodstock Superior Court as the newest probate judge. Judge Glover was surrounded by friends, family and court staff and was treated to the traditional ringing of the steeple bell as he exited the courthouse. Please enjoy pictures of the ceremony below.
Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of two Vermont judges in early October. Frederick “Fred” M. Glover of Ludlow was appointed as the Windsor County Probate Judge. Glover, a general practice attorney with nearly three decades of legal experience, will now serve as a probate judge for Windsor County. He replaces Judge Joanne Ertel, who is retiring and was selected from a group of nominees put forward by the Windsor County Democratic Committee, according to statute. “I’m honored by this appointment, and the opportunity to bring my years of experience to bear in service to the Windsor County courts,” said Glover, according to a press release.
On the same date, John R. Treadwell of Burlington was appointed as a Vermont Superior Court Judge. He was selected by Governor Scott from a pool of candidates put forward by the Judicial Nominating Board. Treadwell will sit on Vermont’s Superior Court. He has served in the Vermont Attorney General’s Office for more than a decade, currently as the chief of the criminal division, serving as Vermont’s top criminal prosecutor since 2014.
“I thank John and Fred for their commitment to serving Vermont in these important judicial positions,” said Governor Scott. “Both are legal professionals of the utmost integrity, with the skills, knowledge and temperament that will benefit our judiciary.”