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The structure of the Vermont judicial system is laid out in Vermont Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Supreme Court, the Judicial Bureau, the Probate Court and the Superior Courts. The appellate courts are made up of the Vermont Supreme Court, the Vermont Superior Courts, the Environmental Division and the Judicial Bureau.

The federal court system is made up of the District of Vermont and the District of Vermont Bankruptcy Court. Appeals are heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Vermont counties

There are 14 counties in Vermont. Each county is served by a Superior Court. Each Superior Court includes a civil, criminal, probate and family division.


  To see a list of counties in Vermont, please see - Vermont counties


Portal:Judicial elections

Recent election results: Vermont judicial elections, 2014
Past election results: Vermont judicial elections, 2010

Vermont judicial elections

Judges in Vermont are primarily selected through the commission-selection, political appointment method. A nominating commission reviews and selects candidates and provides a list to the Governor. The Governor appoints a candidate from the list. The appointee must then be confirmed by the senate.

Judges on the probate court and assistant judges are selected in partisan elections.


Judicial selection in Vermont

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Comm. select., Gov. appt. with Senate confirmation

Term - 6 years


Comm. select., Gov. appt. with Senate confirmation

Term - 6 years


Comm. select., Gov. appt. with Senate confirmation

Term - 6 years


Partisan elections

Term - 4 years

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