Governor Phil Scott announced Tuesday his appointment of Jennifer Barrett, of Newport

Governor Phil Scott announced Tuesday his appointment of Jennifer Barrett, of Newport, to the Vermont Superior Court. “Jennifer has demonstrated her legal expertise, as well as her commitment to justice and public service, in her role as state’s attorney and I’m confident she will continue to set a strong example on the bench,” Gov. Scott said. Barrett has served as the state’s attorney for Orleans County since 2015. She previously served as deputy state’s attorney in both Orleans and Bennington counties. As state’s attorney, Barrett has prosecuted a range of cases including homicides, kidnappings, sexual assaults and domestic assaults, as well juvenile cases, post-conviction relief cases and appeals. Throughout her career, she has tried more than 50 cases to verdict before Vermont juries. Barrett was born in Brattleboro, attended Brattleboro Union High School and the Vermont Academy of Science and Technology. She graduated Champlain College in 2008 with a degree in Computer and Digital Forensics and she attended the University of New Hampshire School of Law. With this appointment, Gov. Scott has now appointed 12 Vermonters to the Superior Court – six women and six men, as well as three justices to the Supreme Court – two women and one man.