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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.

Wed, 06/23/2021

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....

Tue, 06/22/2021

On June 14, 2021, Governor Phil Scott issued an Executive Order rescinding all of the State of Vermont’s COVID-19 restrictions and ending Vermont’s COVID-19 State of Emergency effective at midnight June 15. Consistent with the court’s approach...

Thu, 06/03/2021




Official court reporters are responsible for recording court proceedings in court and in chambers, for producing requested transcripts, and for filing...

Wed, 06/02/2021

CM/ECF Unavailability

As part of the NextGen upgrade CM/ECF will be unavailable from approximately 5:30 pm on Friday, June 4th through 8:00 pm on Sunday, June 6th.

Fri, 05/21/2021

Following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) revised guidance, Governor Phil Scott issued an Executive Order on May 14, 2021 lifting the State of Vermont’s masking
and social distancing requirements for fully vaccinated...

Tue, 04/20/2021

On June 7, 2021, our court is scheduled to “go live” with the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen). All CM/ECF users must take action steps in order to continue to file electronically on or after that date. Click here for...

Thu, 04/15/2021

To ensure proper system operations, the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) Development Branch will perform failover testing from 4:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

PACER users and NextGen Case...

Tue, 04/13/2021

The United States Courts for the District of Vermont announces that the Honorable Colleen A. Brown will retire from the bench on February 2, 2022. Judge Brown has served as the bankruptcy judge in Vermont since April of 2000. In addition to her...

Tue, 04/13/2021

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit invites applications from qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Vermont at Burlington, Vermont. The selection process will be...

Wed, 04/07/2021

This General Order revises and supersedes General Order No. 95 governing the procedures for the filing, service and management of highly sensitive documents.

General Order #...