Governor Phil Scott recently appointed Jennifer Barrett, of Newport, to the Vermont Superior Court.
There are 14 units of the Superior Court, one corresponding to each county. The Superior Court has five divisions: civil, criminal, environmental, family, and probate. The Superior Court also has a Judicial Bureau, which has statewide jurisdiction.
Barrett has served as the state’s attorney for Orleans County since 2015. She previously served as deputy state’s attorney in both Orleans and Bennington counties. As state’s attorney, Barrett has prosecuted a range of cases including homicides, kidnappings, sexual assaults, domestic assaults, juvenile cases, post-conviction relief cases, and appeals.
Over the course of her career, she has tried more than 50 cases to verdict before Vermont juries.
Barrett was born in Brattleboro and attended Brattleboro Union High School as well as the Vermont Academy of Science and Technology.
She graduated from Champlain College, Magna Cum Laude, in 2008 with a degree in Computer and Digital Forensics.
She attended the University of New Hampshire School of Law where she completed an externship with the Honorable James Ware, United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
“Jennifer has demonstrated her legal expertise, as well as her commitment to justice and public service, in her role as state’s attorney and I’m confident she will continue to set a strong example on the bench,” said Governor Scott.
With this appointment, Governor Scott has now appointed 12 Vermonters to the Superior Court, and three justices to the Supreme Court.
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