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Title 12 : Court Procedure

Chapter 001 : RULES OF COURT

(Cite as: 12 V.S.A. § 2)
  • § 2. Definitions

    As used in sections 3 and 4 of this chapter:

    (1) "Adopting authority" means the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court or the Chief Superior Judge, where appropriate.

    (2) "Court" means the Supreme Court, except in those instances where the statutes permit rules to be adopted by the Chief Superior Judge, in which case, the word "court" means the Chief Superior Judge.

    (3) "Rule" means a statement of general applicability that implements, interprets, or prescribes law or policy. It includes judicial or administrative orders such as those issued under sections 31 and 37 of the Constitution of the State of Vermont and all substantive or procedural requirements of a court, which affect one or more persons who are not employees of the court, which are used by the court in the discharge of its duties. It shall not include judicial orders or opinions issued in the resolution of a case or controversy. (Added 1981, No. 231 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2018, No. 8 (Sp. Sess.), § 3, eff. June 28, 2018.)