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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, 06/22/2021

While bankruptcy is often associated with negative connotations, filing for Chapter 12 relief can also present opportunity for farmers. Not only can it help farms avoid or recover from financial distress; it can also help save taxes due when...

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...

Mon, 05/24/2021

Based on the final report of the Post-COVID Procedures Task Force, and input from members of the VBA Bankruptcy Section, and the Clerk’s Office, THE COURT FINDS it appropriate to establish written guidelines regarding the conduct of, and criteria...

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, 04/27/2021

August 10th Chapter 13 hearing date for Burlington has been moved to August 3rd

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.

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