News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Fri, 02/16/2018

CLE – Conducting Effective Voir Dire


The Vermont Chapter of the Federal Bar Association(FBA), in conjunction with the United States District Court, is presenting a CLE featuring District Judge Christina Reiss, FBA member Lisa...

Tue, 02/06/2018

The U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Vermont in Rutland will be CLOSED tomorrow, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, due to the winter storm warning and projected hazardous road conditions during the day. The 341 Meeting of...

Fri, 01/26/2018

Notice:: ECF/Pacer will be unavailable from 9:00am Saturday January 27, 2018 until approximately 3:00pm Saturday, January 27, 2018 for system upgrades

Wed, 01/24/2018

Please be advised that under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071-75, amendments to the following rules became effective December 1, 2017:

Mon, 01/22/2018

Despite a government shutdown, the federal Judiciary will remain open and can continue operations for approximately three weeks, through February 9, by using Judiciary funds not dependent on a new appropriation. 

Most court proceedings...

Wed, 01/10/2018

NOTICE: maintenance of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) eVoucher system will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM EST.
The system will be unavailable during that period.  We...

Thu, 12/21/2017

In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 136, please be advised that the Honorable Geoffrey W. Crawford has assumed the position of Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Vermont effective December 21, 2017.

Tue, 12/19/2017

NOTICE: Extended maintenance on the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) eVoucher system will take place on Saturday, December 23, 2017, between the hours of 6:00AM and 6:00PM.

The system will be unavailable during that period.  We apologize for...

Wed, 12/06/2017

Juror Scams

WARNING: Bogus Phone Calls, Emails on Jury Service May Lead to Fraud

In various parts of the United States, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and emails, threatening them...

Mon, 12/04/2017


The Clerk's Office (all locations) will be closed on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Filings made at the Burlington and Rutland locations will be accepted and date stamped by the Court Security Officers. The court's...