NCSC is pleased to provide a range of resources to help courts understand and manage social media.
1. Social media resource guide Social media, or any media that uses the internet to disseminate information through social interaction, is becoming increasing prevalent within the court system. Our social media resource guide covers a variety of areas of social media's affect in court.
a. Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) & high courts Find out which AOCs and high courts are using new media these days.
b. Social media and juries Discover how social media impacts juries, judges, court employees in the courtroom.
c. Implications of judges and attorneys using social media Some of the questions we address: Should judges be on social media? What are some limitations judges and attorneys should consider on social media?
d. Social media policies Staff and court use guidelines are provided to help courts maintain a safe, secure social media network.
e. Cell phones and electronic devices in court
2. A state-by-state listing of courts using social media See which state courts are using social media and what platforms they update regularly.
3. Connected Connected is a monthly newsletter discussing the impact of new media on the courts.