Social Media and the Courts

State Links

Arizona

All Courts. Supreme Court Rule 122.1 Use of portable electronic devices in a courthouse.

Court of Appeals Division One. Courtroom Rules

Arkansas

First Judicial Circuit. Proper Conduct and Appearance.

California

Court of Appeals. Uniform Policy on Public Use of Electronic Devices in Court of Appeal Court Rooms.

Superior Court, Riverside County. General Usage Wireless Access Policy.

Superior Court, San Bernadino County. Cell Phone Policy.

Colorado

Connecticut

DC

Delaware

Georgia

All Courts. Administrative Office of the Courts. Basic Rules of Court Conduct: Cell Phones and Pagers.

Guam

Proposed Draft Cell Phone Policy. Judiciary of Guam, Administrative Office of the Courts (Sept. 2009).

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Court of Appeals. Oral Arguments.

Blackford County Local Court Rules. Duties of Attorneys, Courtroom Etiquette.

Elkhart County Local Court Rules. Dress and Conduct.

Green County Local Court Rules.  Court Security and Decorum.

Harrison County Local Court Rules. Rule Banning or Prohibiting Firearms and Explosive Devices, Cell Phones.

Jasper County Local Court Rules. Decorum.

LaGrange County Local Court Rules. Dress and Conduct.

Montgomery County Local Court Rules. Decorum.

Putnam County Local Court Rules. Dress and Conduct.

Steuben County Local Court Rules. Cell Phones/Cameras.

St. Joseph County Local Court Rules. Cameras, Telephones, and Other Items & Limitations on the Use of Personal Digital Assistants (PDA's) & Enforcement.

Switzerland County Local Court Rules. Cell Phones, Recording Equipment.

Kansas

Kentucky

5th Judicial Circuit. Dress Code.

21st Judicial Circuit.  Conduct in the Courtroom.

41st Judicial Circuit.  Policy with Respect to Cell Phones.

Louisiana

District Courts, Family Courts, And Juvenile Courts. Rule 6.1 General Courtroom Conduct.

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

All Courts. Office of Court Management, Massachusetts Trial Court, Security Department Restrictions on the Possession of Cellular Telephones and Personal Electronic Devices.

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Supreme Court. Security measures.

7th Judicial Circuit. Local Court Rule 9.6 Use of Electronic Devices.

13th Judicial Circuit. Local Court Rule Rule 9.6 Electronic Devices.

42nd Judicial Circuit. Local Court Rule Rule 9.6 Cellular Telephone and Mobile Device Usage.

New Hampshire

All Courts. Supreme Court Order fated January 11, 2008.

Circuit Court, Criminal Division. Cell Phones.

Superior Court, Civil Division. Cell Phones.

Superior Court, Criminal Division. Cell Phones.

New Jersey

All Courts. Supreme Court Guidelines on Electronic Devices in the Courtroom. NOTE: Implementation delayed of requirement that a court user, as a prerequisite for use of electronic devices in courtrooms to take notes and receive information and communications, complete on an annual basis an Agreement for the Use of Electronic Devices form and that the court user have that completed agreement form with him or her in either hardcopy or electronic format.

North Dakota

All Courts. Rules of Court 10.1. Conduct in Court.

Rhode Island

All Courts. Supreme Court. Courthouse Rules.

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

2nd Judicial Circuit (Sullivan County). Circuit and Chancery Court Rule 14.09 Forbidden Conduct.

2nd Judicial Circuit (Sullivan County). Criminal Court Rule 3.03 Conduct of Counsel.

3rd Judicial Circuit (Hancock, Hawkins, Hamblen, Greene counties) Circuit Court Rule 3.04 Conduct.

3rd Judicial Circuit (Hancock, Hawkins, Hamblen, Greene counties) Chancery Court Rule 3.04 Conduct.

Utah

All Courts. Rules of Judicial Administration 4-401.02. Possession and use of portable electronic devices.

Vermont

All Courts. Supreme Court Administrative Directive 28. Electronic Devices in a Courthouse.

Virginia

Supreme Court. Instructions for Attorneys Arguing Granted Cases Before the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Supreme Court. Writ Panel Procedures Prohibited Items.

Circuit Court, Fairfax County. Order Relating to Recording Equipment and Portable Electronic Devices.

Circuit Court, Loudoun County. Terms of Court and General Information.

General District Court, Campbell County. Cell Phone Policy.

General District Court, Williamsburg/James City County. General Information.

General District Court, City of Roanoke. General Information.

General District Court, Staunton County. General Information.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Pulaski County. Frequently Asked Questions & Dress and Conduct Code.

Wyoming