Social Media and the Courts Network

This page was last updated on 9/06/2018


Deirdre Roesch




Social Media 101 Guide

The JTC's Social Media Marketing for Courts explains how and why courts need to use social media.


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


Social media policies covers the guidelines governing social media use.


Tracking the growth of social media use in the state courts

Welcome to the Social Media and the Courts Network. Some of the most common questions we get asked at NCSC are 1) How many high courts have social media accounts?; 2) How many followers are on each social media network?; and 3) Where can I find a court's Twitter feed or Facebook page? Click the graphic below to get answers to those questions (and more).

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?

Cell Phones and Electronic Devices in Court
View a list of orders, rules and codes states use to limit use of cell phones and electronic devices in court. 

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. 

Connected Newsletter
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.

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


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