Vermont Chief Trial Judge Retires, Replacement Appointed | Vermont News



MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) – The head of Vermont Magistrates’ Courts is retiring after 17 years as a judge, including seven as a senior chief justice, the state Supreme Court has announced.

Chief Justice Brian Grearson will retire on November 1.

“The Vermont judiciary is a vital institution of democracy that guarantees equal justice before the law,” Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Reiber said Friday. every person in our great state.

The court also said that Hartland’s senior judge Thomas A. Zonay will succeed Grearson.

The Senior Chief Justice oversees and oversees the administrative responsibilities of judicial officers who serve in the state superior court and trial courts.

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Zonay was appointed a senior judge in 2007. Prior to being appointed a judge, Zonay practiced law in Rutland and Woodstock for 18 years. Zonay has also served as president of the Vermont Bar Association and the New England Bar Association.

“He’s a knowledgeable, hardworking and committed public servant,” Reiber said of Zonay. “I wish him all the best in his new role.

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