Vermont Court Decisions
A diagram of the state court system (including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.
Vermont Supreme Court — Oral Arguments
Audio files of arguments in cases heard from January 2007 to the present.
Vermont Environmental Court — Decisions
[Vt. Dep't of Libraries]
Vermont Constitution and Legislation
See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Constitution (Vt. Const.)
- Vermont Statutes (Vt. Stat.)
A search function is available at the LexisNexis site linked in Additional Resources below (for which “cookies” must be enabled). The legislature’s web site states: “The Vermont Statutes Online [linked above] is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication. [¶] The ‘official’ version of the Vermont Statutes Annotated is online at LexisNexis Publishing.”
Vermont Rules of Procedure and Practice
Note—The state-court rules of procedure are not available at any official web site, but a version provided by LexisNexis is available.
- Rules of Procedure
Vermont Administrative Law Sources
See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
- Vermont Administrative Procedures Bulletin (Vt. Admin. Proc. Bull.)
These are topical collections provided at various web sites.
Vermont Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
Vermont Law-Related Periodicals
Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all Vermont law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.
- Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (Vt. J. Envtl. L.)
Other Vermont Commentary
- Legal Guide to Doing Business in Vermont. Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.
Vermont Law-Related Topical Web Sites
Vermont Court Information
See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).
State Agency Forms
- Taxes Department
Business Entity Forms
Other Vermont Resources
Bar Associations ♦ Law-Related Organizations
See the National Federation of Paralegal Associations for links to websites of member organizations.
Consulate General of Canada in Boston
Canadian consular services for Vermont residents.
Legal Research and Assistance
- Vermont Law School: Julien & Virginia Cornell Library
See also links to web sites of public law libraries and catalogs of academic law libraries, maintained by the library at Washburn University School of Law; and the LibrarySites.Info database of library web sites (“Libcat”).
- Consumer Protection Information
- Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Health Care Administration Information
Access to brochures covering topics within the regulatory purview of the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Health Care Administration. The department also provides a “Guide to Civil Unions” covering banking, insurance, health care issues, and tax issues.
- Vermont Bar Association Public Information
- Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Vermont Residents
[Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Vermont law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Vermont.
- Low-Cost Legal Aid
See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
- Vermont Legal Help for the Poor
[Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
- WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help
[WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
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