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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12, Oct 2014 - Rutland, VT Vermont police seek inmate who fled Windsor prison
Vermont State Police troopers and others are searching for a prison inmate who escaped from the state prison in Windsor.
12, Oct 2014 - Rutland, VT Arlington man accused of prison assault
BENNINGTON -- An Arlington man being held at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility is accused of punching another inmate over a card game. Vermont State Police said that on Oct. 5 at 4:18 p.m. Keith D. Gaston, 27, of Arlington, followed Alex Corbosiero, 18, of Springfield, into cell C-8 and punched him in the right eye, causing serious injury.
12, Oct 2014 - Rutland, VT Police Look For Inmate Who Escaped From Windsor Prison (Updated 1:20 p.m.)
Windsor — Vermont State Police and Windsor-area police departments are searching for an inmate who breached the fence at Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor this morning.
12, Oct 2014 - Study finds improvement in handling of young offenders
State's attorneys in some parts of Vermont are still reluctant to charge 16- and 17-year-olds in juvenile court, despite significant improvements recently in how prosecutors across the state treat young offenders, a study released this summer found. In addition, there are geographic differences in the juvenile justice system because each county's state's attorney has wide
12, Oct 2014 - Windsor, VT Police Look For Inmate Who Escaped From Windsor Prison
Windsor — Vermont State Police and Windsor-area police departments are searching for an inmate who breached the fence at Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor this morning.
12, Oct 2014 - Rutland, VT Vermont brings opiate-replacement therapy to 2 prisons
The state will begin bringing drugs into two Vermont prisons.
12, Oct 2014 - Rutland, VT Escaped inmate taken into custody
The search is over for an inmate who escaped from Southern State Correctional Facility in Windsor Monday morning. Vermont State Police say a tip led them to 23-year-old Anthony Fitzgerald, who escaped from the facility around 9 a.m. by cutting the fence while he worked at the prison farm area. Fitzgerald was arrested in December 2010 by Rutland City Police for lewd and lascivious conduct with a ...
12, Oct 2014 - Rutland, VT Vermont police find inmate who fled Windsor prison
WINDSOR (AP) - Vermont State Police troopers have found a prison inmate who escaped from the state prison in Windsor. Police say It is believed that 23-year-old Anthony Fitzgerald escaped at around 9 a.m. Monday. He is believed to have ties to the Rutland area. Fitzgerald is 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs about 275 pounds.
11, Oct 2014 - Jailed cop killer to speak at college graduation
A man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater.
11, Oct 2014 - Judge says belief isn’t enough to charge Edward Poland
A Vermont judge has dismissed an embezzlement charge against a former Lyndon State College varsity baseball coach after ruling prosecutors couldn't show he converted any money to his own use. Forty-eight-year-old Edward Poland, of Essex, had pleaded not guilty to a felony charge that he embezzled about $10,000 in baseball funds from the state college. Court records say school officials believed ...
11, Oct 2014 - Judge: Hartford Track Petition Suit Is Irrelevant
Woodstock — A Vermont Superior Court judge dismissed a court case against the town of Hartford Friday, ruling that because a $3.5 million bond for a high school track will be on the November ballot, there is no need to decide whether the town erred in blocking a citizen petition on the same topic.
11, Oct 2014 - Volokh Conspiracy: Best interests of the dog
A divorce dispute about who gets the dog, from the Vermont Supreme Court.
11, Oct 2014 - Vermont's founding father
Judge Robert Mello joins us this morning to talk about one of Vermont's founders.
11, Oct 2014 - Appeal delayed, trial recording indecipherable
A convicted sex offender's appeal to the Vermont Supreme Court is being held up because several hours of the trial recording are indecipherable. The Caledonian Record reports lawyers in the case of 51-year-old Michael Rondeau have to attempt to reconstruct the transcript before the state Supreme Court can look at the appeal. Rondeau was convicted in May 2013 of two felony sexual abuse counts. He ...
11, Oct 2014 - College selects Mumia Abu-Jamal as commencement speaker
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) has learned through media reports that convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal has been selected as a commencement speaker for Goddard College in Vermont. His remarks will be delivered via an audio recording made over the state prison telephone system. “I cannot express my disdain enough about Goddard College’s decision to […]
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