Courts in Vermont
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The lowest level of the Vermont State Court system consists of its Vermont's Environmental Court, Probate Courts, and the Vermont Judicial Branch. Vermont's Probate Courts handle probate/estate issues, and adoption, mental health, and miscellaneous civil cases. Vermont's Environmental Court exclusively hears appeals of administrative agency decisions, and the Vermont Judicial Bureau mainly hears traffic and ordinance infractions. The next level of Vermont's court system includes the state's Family Courts, which hear mental health, juvenile, and domestic relations cases, the Vermont Superior Courts, which handle tort, contract, real property, small claims, and other civil appeals, and Vermont's District Courts, which also hear civil appeals as well as cases relating to felony and misdemeanor charges. If you're seeking information regarding a Vermont court case, the Vermont Judiciary's website ( provides Vermont court forms, civil court opinions, and additional features including a Vermont child support calculator. If you're trying to get copies of Vermont court documents, you will need to contact the Superior Court clerk for the county in which the case was heard. Although most Vermont court records are considered public record, the method of obtaining copies of these varies by court.
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01, Sep 2014 - Caledonia, VT Vermont grapples with aging prison facilities
With Vermont's prison facilities aging, lawmakers are beginning to grapple with whether to build new or patch up the old. The state Department of Buildings and General Services shared data with a legislative ...
01, Sep 2014 - Rutland, VT Meet Vermont's new federal judge
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31, Aug 2014 - Burlington, VT Former UVM student convicted of sexual assault to get new sentence
A former University of Vermont student convicted of sexually assaulting a classmate will get a new sentence.
31, Aug 2014 - Vermont Supreme Court reverses conviction
The Vermont Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a Swanton man who was sentenced to 30-years-to-life in the attempted abduction of a woman in Burlington.      The justices ordered the Superior Court for Chittenden County to look again at the case of Harold D. Porter, who was 45 when he was convicted in 2012 in the incident three years earlier.      The Supreme Court faulted Judge James ...
31, Aug 2014 - Burlington, VT New federal judge takes oath in Vermont
U.S. District Court Judge Geoffrey Crawford was sworn in Monday by Senior District Court Judge William Sessions III.
31, Aug 2014 - Man shot by Vermont police facing new charges
A 27-year-old Vermont man recovering from wounds suffered when he was shot by state police following a high speed chase has pleaded not guilty to a variety of charges from the incident. On Friday Eric Jackson pleaded not guilty to 10 criminal charges in Caledonia Superior Court in St. Johnsbury. He also qualifies for habitual offender status. The Caledonian Record reports Jackson was arraigned ...
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A Quincy attorney and former School Board member was indicted on a charge of first degree murder by an Adams County grand jury Wednesday. Curtis T. Lovelace, 45, of 2025 Maine was taken into custody at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday on Vermont between Sixth and Seventh streets.
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A federal judge has sided with four supporters of Maine gubernatorial hopeful Eliot Cutler who want to increase their donations to the independent candidate. In a decision today, U.S. District Court Judge D. Brock Hornby...
31, Aug 2014 - Burlington, VT New federal judge sworn in
Vermont's new federal judge has been sworn in.
31, Aug 2014 - Assault allegations against ex-high school football players
Five former high school football players from Milton, Vermont denied allegations they assaulted their younger teammates in 2011 and 2012. Ryan Carlson, 20, Brandon Beliveau, 20, Brian Lasell, 19, William Jenkins, 18, and Colby Darling, 18, were cited into court in Burlington on simple assault charges. Lawyers for each of the men entered not guilty pleas on their behalf. Are you using your WPTZ ...
31, Aug 2014 - Vermont Supreme Court makes rulings on Bennington cases
BENNINGTON -- The Vermont Supreme Court made rulings on a number of Bennington cases during July. The court ruled against Spencer Durham, who was convicted in 2013 of two counts of identity theft, one count of attempting to utter a false instrument, and one count of possession of stolen property.
31, Aug 2014 - Public reprimand for Vermont judge
A public reprimand for a Vermont Superior Court judge accused of misconduct.
31, Aug 2014 - Vermont Supreme Court: Rethink Vernon power-line values
VERNON -- The Vermont Supreme Court has ordered reconsideration of the $92 million tax value of substations, transmission lines and other property here, calling into question the manner in which that value was set.
30, Aug 2014 - Bennington, VT From scratch: Vt.’s early legal history
BENNINGTON -- Early Vermonters established laws and courts on the fly, often with little expertise and information to draw on, resulting in some funny stories and some appalling ones. Montpelier attorney Paul Gilles spoke to the Bennington Historical Society recently about the early judicial history of Vermont.
30, Aug 2014 - Bennington, VT Bennington woman accused of sexual assault
BENNINGTON -- A former Bennington School Inc. employee, who also worked at a Department of Corrections facility, is accused of having sex with a student at the school and lying to police about her contact with children at her other job. Alexandra Fusco, 25, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Vermont Superior Court to repeated aggravated sexual assault of a child, sexual assault of
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