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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.

Tue, 05/26/2020

General Order #91

In Re: Order Authorizing the Attorney General or Designee to Conduct Naturalization Ceremonies

The COVID-19 emergency has required the temporary suspension of the naturalization ceremonies traditionally conducted...

Fri, 05/15/2020

In light of the COVID-19 emergency, the court reduced on-site hearings and staff activities at the Burlington and Rutland courthouses. Much of the work of the court continued through remote means, including video and telephone hearings. See...

Fri, 05/15/2020

The Vermont Department of Health authorities currently advise public and private agencies to continue to take necessary and appropriate precautions to reduce the possibility of exposure to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and slow the spread of the...

Tue, 04/28/2020

This General Order No. 89 supersedes General Order No. 86 dated March 23, 2020. It extends the procedures, restrictions, and deadlines under which the District Court and the Bankruptcy Court will operate while emergency measures necessary to...

Fri, 04/24/2020

Access to CM/ECF will be unavailable on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 9AM to 12PM.

Thu, 04/16/2020

In light of the ongoing national emergency with respect to the Coronavirus pandemic, the United States District Court for the District of Vermont has issued general orders supporting video and teleconferencing for civil and criminal hearings in...

Mon, 03/30/2020

This order authorizes the use of video and telephone conferencing technology in light of the COVID-19 emergency.

General Order #88 (pdf)

Wed, 03/25/2020

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has declared a national emergency, and the Governor of the State of Vermont has declared a public health emergency throughout the State;

WHEREAS, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Mon, 03/23/2020

This General Order No. 86 supersedes General Order No. 85 dated March 16, 2020. It describes in greater detail the procedures and restrictions under which the District Court and the Bankruptcy Court will operate while emergency measures necessary...

Mon, 03/16/2020

This administrative order is being issued in response to the outbreak of the Corona virus Disease (COVID-19) in the State of Vermont and, more broadly, within the United States. On March 13, 2020, the Governor of Vermont and the President...