Friday, November 17, 2017

Treadwell Sworn In

John R. Treadwell of Burlington was sworn in as Vermont’s newest Superior Court Judge before a standing-room-only crowd at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday, November 17. Judge Mary Morrissey provided opening remarks, commenting on the many experiences she shared with Judge Treadwell over the course of 20 years, working together first at the Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office and then at the Attorney General’s Office. She complimented Judge Treadwell on his vast legal knowledge, strong work ethic, willingness to always help others with any case, and consistent good humor.

After administering the judicial oath, Governor Scott likewise praised the numerous qualities that led to Judge Treadwell’s appointment. Judge Treadwell thanked many in the audience with whom he had worked over the years, including Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan; Executive Director of the State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs, John Campbell; numerous state’s attorneys and many of the judicial officers present including Justices Karen Carroll and Marilyn Skoglund and Judges Brian Grearson, Mary Miles Teachout, Mary Morrissey, John Pacht and Thomas Durkin. He also thanked his wife Tracy and their six children, his mother (who had traveled from New Zealand for the occasion!), his mother-in-law, sister-in-law and the many colleages and friends who were in attendance. Judge Treadwell’s first assignment will be in the Windham Civil Division in Newfane, starting in January.

Enjoy pictures from the event, below.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Congratulations to Judges Glover and Treadwell

Yesterday, Fred Glover was sworn in by Judge Robert Gerety at the Woodstock Superior Court as the newest probate judge.  Judge Glover was surrounded by friends, family and court staff and was treated to the traditional ringing of the steeple bell as he exited the courthouse. Please enjoy pictures of the ceremony below. 

Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of two Vermont judges in early October.  Frederick “Fred” M. Glover of Ludlow was appointed as the Windsor County Probate Judge. Glover, a general practice attorney with nearly three decades of legal experience, will now serve as a probate judge for Windsor County. He replaces Judge Joanne Ertel, who is retiring and was selected from a group of nominees put forward by the Windsor County Democratic Committee, according to statute. “I’m honored by this appointment, and the opportunity to bring my years of experience to bear in service to the Windsor County courts,” said Glover, according to a press release.

On the same date, John R. Treadwell of Burlington was appointed as a Vermont Superior Court Judge.  He was selected by Governor Scott from a pool of candidates put forward by the Judicial Nominating Board. Treadwell will sit on Vermont’s Superior Court.  He has served in the Vermont Attorney General’s Office for more than a decade, currently as the chief of the criminal division, serving as Vermont’s top criminal prosecutor since 2014.

“I thank John and Fred for their commitment to serving Vermont in these important judicial positions,” said Governor Scott. “Both are legal professionals of the utmost integrity, with the skills, knowledge and temperament that will benefit our judiciary.”