Social Media and the Courts Network


Blake Kavanagh

Deirdre Roesch


Social Media 101 Guide

The Social Media 101 guide shows you how to set up and manage your accounts.


Connected is a monthly e-newsletter about social media and the courts.


HR Issues and Policies covers the social media policies courts have adopted.

Tracking the growth of social media use in the state courts

Welcome to the Social Media and the Courts Network. You can find out which AOCs, High Courts and Trial Courts are using social media by selecting one below.

Social Media Index

What's in this guide?

If you're visiting this page, more than likely you're a court looking for a resource that provides everything you need to know about social media. That's where the National Center for State Courts comes in. Over the course of the past five years, NCSC has created a guide that provides tips on maintaining your social media site, the do's and don'ts of social media, a list of courts with social media accounts and much, much more. This guide will assist you with the following: 

Legal Use of Social Media
How are courts deciding social media issues, like whether or not to permit service of process via social media?

Social Media Tips
See useful, humorous quick tips about how courts can maintain their social media account.

Social Media Guidelines from Other States
What rules and regulations do other courts or organizations follow? We provide a complete list.

Social Media 101
Our social media guide gives step-by-step instructions on how to perform various social media tasks. 

NCSC and CCPIO follow the impact of new media on the courts. Get the latest news on social media and the courts in our newsletter.

Follow Courts on Social Media
Discover which courts have Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Instagram accounts. We recommend you follow them.


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