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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, 09/23/2022

The current term of office of Federal Public Defender Michael L. Desautels, Federal Public Defender for the District of Vermont, is due to expire on March 24, 2023. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is considering the...

Tue, 09/20/2022

This order extends the authorization for the use of video and telephone conferencing technology in light of the continuing COVID-19 protocols still in place in correctional facilities that house federal defendants in District of Vermont cases...

Mon, 09/12/2022

This Order vacates General Order No. 113 issued on August 29, 2022.

General Order #114 (pdf)

Mon, 08/29/2022

This Order vacates General Order No. 109 issued on May 2, 2022.

General Order #113 (pdf)

Thu, 08/11/2022

The Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018 (the “POWER Act”), aims to help victims and survivors of domestic violence gain access to pro bono legal services. Under the Act, the chief judge in each judicial district must host at least...

Fri, 07/01/2022

Due to the holiday, the Clerk's Offices (all locations) will be closing on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 3 P.M.  The Clerk’s Office will also be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022.

The court's Electronic Case Files (ECF) and Public...

Tue, 06/21/2022

This order extends the authorization for the use of video and telephone conferencing technology in light of the continuing COVID-19 protocols still in place in correctional facilities that house federal defendants in District of Vermont cases...

Thu, 06/16/2022

This order amends and supersedes General Order No. 77 dated April 14, 2017.

General Order #111 (pdf)

Wed, 06/01/2022

POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED

The Information Technology (IT) / Audio Visual (AV) Technician is a member of the consolidated IT department. IT/AV Tech will provide IT support for end users along with technical support in...

Wed, 06/01/2022

The Linux/Database Administrator performs professional work related to the functionality, administration, and maintenance of application and OS software for the court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Files System (CM/ECF-NextGen), as well as...

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