The Honorable Amy Davenport, Vermont Superior Court Judge (ret.), was appointed to the superior court bench in Vermont in 1990. In September of 2005, she was appointed by the Vermont Supreme Court to be the Chief Administrative Judge for Vermont's trial courts. As the Chief Administrative Judge, she was an active member of Vermont's Justice for Children Task Force. Through the efforts of the Task Force, Vermont enacted comprehensive reform of its juvenile statutes in 2008. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Davenport served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1984 to 1990 where she worked on a number of pieces of legislation which impact families, children, and victims of domestic violence, including legislation which created Vermont's family court. Judge Davenport received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1969. She was admitted to the Vermont bar in 1982 after a four year clerkship. She is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the National Center for State Courts and served as a trustee of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges from 2008-2015. She retired from the bench in December of 2014.
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