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Methods of Judicial Selection: Vermont

Retention Evaluation Programs

The joint committee on judicial retention reviews the performance of judges and justices seeking retention and recommends to the general assembly whether they should continue in office. The committee is composed of four members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house and four members of the senate appointed by the committee on committees of the senate. §607 and §608 of this statute provide more information about the review process.