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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.

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...

Tue, 03/16/2021

In re: Expansion of Standing Orders # 20-14 and # 20-15 Regarding Modifications of Bankruptcy Court Hearings, Procedures and Operations, and Non-Attorneys’ Use of Digital Signatures, Due to the Continuing Exigent Circumstances Created by the...

Thu, 03/11/2021

The District of Vermont mourns the loss of the Honorable Peter W. Hall, United States Circuit Judge.

Announcement (pdf)

Thu, 03/04/2021

To help promote public education about COVID-19 vaccines, Dr. Erin Bromage Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, UMass Dartmouth, who has been working with the New England courts, recently answered questions about the vaccines posed by a group...

Thu, 02/11/2021

Notice: ECF/Pacer will be unavailable from 9:00am Saturday, February 13, 2021 until approximately 3:00pm Saturday, February 13, 2021 for system upgrades

Wed, 02/03/2021

A new page titled 'Standing Orders and Local Forms Authorizing Special Relief During Pandemic' has been created that aggregates information including orders and forms related to the pandemic.


Mon, 11/30/2020

On September 17, 2019, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. The proposed amendments were transmitted to the Supreme Court on October 23, 2019. The Supreme Court...

Mon, 11/30/2020

Due to the holidays, the Clerk's Offices (all locations) will be closed on the following dates:

  • Thursday, December 24, 2020
  • Friday, December 25, 2020
  • Thursday, December 31, 2020
  • Friday, January 1, 2021...