How changes to Vermont's court system leads to lawyer burnout and alleged injustice
Live call-in discussion: More than two and a half years after COVID-19 first hit Vermont, courts are still working through a backlog of cases. In addition to court closures, lawyers say changes to the way cases are filed and move through the courts is confusing and burdensome. In some cases, they say the changes have led to injustice for their clients.
As a result, many lawyers say they are experiencing exhaustion and burnout, with some contemplating career shifts.
The state is at a critical juncture — it must decide which policies to keep, which ones to tweak and which to throw out.
Our guests are:
- Kelly Green, attorney in the state’s Defender General's office
- Alfonso Villegas, deputy state’s attorney in Washington County
- Teri Corsones, Vermont state court administrator
Broadcast live at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.