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COVID-19: Are Vermont courts open?

Posted by Sarah S. North | Mar 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Yes and no. Due to COVID-19, the Vermont Supreme Court declared a "judicial emergency" on March 16, 2020 and has added several updates since then. The judicial emergency order postpones all nonemergency court hearings, with several exceptions, and restricts access to court buildings. This does not mean that courts are shut down. They are still accepting filings by mail, in dropboxes at the courthouse, and by email. Courts are still scheduling and holding certain types of criminal, juvenile, family, probate, landlord/tenant, and COVID-19 related hearings. For more details, you can read the entire order here:

Declaration of Judicial Emergency.pdf
Judicial Emergency Order

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Who I Am I'm a lawyer who is committed to providing affordable legal services to individuals and small business owners. As the daughter of a small-town lawyer in rural East Tennessee, I spent a lot of time at my dad's law office, which was across the street from the county courthouse and just do...


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