Instructions:  The Vermont Supreme Court is interested in your feedback about your experience with remote oral argument.  The Court appreciates your feedback as it makes decisions about more permanent rules regarding remote participation in the future for both full-Court and 3-Justice panel hearings. 

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* 1. Have you participated in an in-person oral argument before the Vermont Supreme Court?

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* 2. How many times did you participate in a remote oral argument over Webex since March 2020 for a full-Court hearing?

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* 3. How many times did you participate in a remote oral argument over Webex since March 2020 for a 3-Justice panel hearing (rocket)?

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* 4. How would you compare the remote argument experience to in-person argument?

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* 5. How well did the Webex platform work for the remote argument?

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* 6. Do you have any suggestions for improving the Webex experience?

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* 7. Were the test conference and information provided by the Supreme Court on Webex arguments helpful?  Is there anything missing from the process or information?

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* 8. For full Court cases, if you were offered the choice of in-person or remote argument, which would you choose?

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* 9. For 3-Justice panel cases, if you were offered the choice of in-person or remote argument, which would you choose?

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* 10. What statement best describes the most important reason for your choice of in-person or remote argument in answer to questions 7 and 8?

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* 11. If COVID is not a factor, should the Court allow remote argument for full-Court cases and under what procedure?

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* 12. If COVID is not a factor, should the Court allow remote argument for 3-Justice panel (rocket) cases and under what procedure?

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* 13. Would your answers to the previous questions change if the hearing was partially remote (some parties and/or Justices in the courtroom and others remote)?

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* 14. There is technology to allow for partial remote argument where some or all Justices are present in the courtroom and one or both lawyers are remote.  If you would like to volunteer to participate in a practice run of this kind of argument, please provide your name and email below.

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* 15. Do you have any additional feedback on remote argument that you would like to share with the Court?

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