Supreme Court Updates Judicial Emergency Order

On April 21, the Vermont Supreme Court amended Administrative Order 49, the order declaring a Judicial Emergency.  Today’s amendments are here.

Reading this blog is not a substitute for reading the Court’s Order and amendments.  That being clear, today’s amendments:

  1. authorize hearings on motions to modify or enforce parent-child contact orders in juvenile cases when the Superior Court, in its discretion, determines that an emergency exists;
  2. authorize hearings on motions to modify or enforce parent-child contact orders in domestic cases when the Supeior Court, in its discretion, determines that an emergency exists;
  3. make changes to the rules that govern audio & visual hearings (V.R.C.P. 43.1; V.R.F.P. 17, V.R.Cr.P. 43); and,
  4. require all who enter Judiciary buildings to wear masks made of cloth over the nose and mouth.

The Order and prior amendments:

A consolidated Order is available on the Judiciary’s COVID-19 information page.

 

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Update to the Judicial Emergency Order

Earlier today, the Supreme Court amended Administrative Order 49 to extend the Judicial Emergency until May 31, 2020.  This includes jury trials and jury draws, with the suspension thereof now coterminous with the suspension of other hearings.

Today’s Order and Explanatory Note are here.

The Order and prior amendments:

A consolidated Order is available on the Judiciary’s COVID-19 information page.

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Important Updates to Judicial Emergency Order.

Yesterday, the Vermont Supreme Court amended Administrative Order 49, the order declaring a Judicial Emergency.  I urge you to read the amended order and Explanatory Note:

In short, and not as a substitute for reading the order yourself, the April 6 amendments:

  • postpone jury draws & jury trials scheduled to take place before May 15;
  • suspend the requirement to file paper copies of appellate briefs and printed cases;
  • permit the Supreme Court to hold oral argument by telephone, video, or other electronic means;
  • make important changes to the requirements related to (a) notarization of court filings; and (b) the administration of oaths at both depositions and court hearings;
  • postpone the July administration of the Vermont Bar Exam.

Competence includes reading the April 6 amendments and Explanatory Note.

The Court’s initial order and amendments:

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