The Vermont Judiciary website now includes a new “Standing Orders” page that will list any standing orders that judges issue for their units or divisions. You can see the page, here.
After two and a half years of various pandemic restrictions, the Vermont court system will be resuming (almost) normal operations this Friday, September 30. State Court Administrator Teri Corsones, Esq. sent a memo to the bar yesterday (Sept. 27) briefly outlining the history of the emergency measures implemented through AO 49 and thanking the bar…Details
The current term of office for Federal Public Defender Michael L. Desautels, Federal Public Defender for the District of Vermont, is due to expire March 24, 2023. The Second Circuit is considering his reappointment and is collecting comments from attorneys and the public. The comments will be kept confidential. For more information, including the email…Details
ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is conducting a survey on parenthood. This is the first-ever national survey for understanding the impact of raising children on legal careers. The Survey addresses questions that touch on well-being, feelings of inclusion and belonging, isolation, stress, and many other topics that are key to lawyer wellness. The…Details
The Vermont judiciary today posted a survey that seeks to capture information about the experience of remote hearings from across the full range of court users. This new survey seeks input (anonymous) from parties, attorneys, victims, witnesses, jurors, the public, the media, and others regarding their experience with the court’s remote hearing technology and…Details
Vermont’s judicial assignments are adjusted every September. This year’s rotation was effective on Sept, 6. You can see the assignments for 2022-2023 here. For more information about judicial assignments, see the Judiciary website..
Vermont’s longtime Bar Counsel, Mike Kennedy, has been chosen by the Second Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals to receive the 2022 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award. Kennedy’s efforts at keeping Vermont lawyers on the right side of ethical conundrums has not gone unnoticed outside of our little state. The award will…Details
On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time in Philadelphia to sign the document they had created. Vermont Law & Graduate School and the Vermont Bar Association are teaming up again this year to commemorate Constitution Day with a panel presentation to be held on Monday, Sept. 19 from…Details
Andrew Manitsky of Burlington law firm Lynn, Lynn, Blackman & Manitsky, P.C. has been elected President of the Vermont Bar Association. He takes office on September 30, 2022, at the VBA Annual Meeting in Lake Morey, Vermont. Andrew has served on the VBA Board of Managers since 2017. He is a frequent presenter for the…Details
As we reported here on August 17, changes to the pandemic rules put in place by AO 49 are coming on Sept. 6. (See the Court Administrator’s press release here). Emily Wetherell, Deputy Clerk & Staff Attorney at the Vermont Supreme Court, has provided the VBA with a helpful summary of some of the important…Details