The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 5. Term of Justices
(a) The term of the Justices, except in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy, shall be for a term of six years from and including April 1 in the year of such appointment or retention under subsection 4(c) of this title. When a Justice of the Supreme Court, who has sat at the hearing of a cause, retires from office before such cause is decided, the Justice shall remain a member of such Court for the purpose of assisting in the decision thereof and of signing the entry order, provided that such service may extend only to the following term of Court. For such service the Justice shall receive a reasonable compensation to be fixed by the Justices of such Court and reasonable expenses while on office business.
(b) A justice shall remain in office until a successor is appointed and qualified, unless sooner removed for cause or unless he resigns. (Amended 1975, No. 204 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1985, No. 98, § 2.)