Fourth Report Released on New Media’s Impact on the Judiciary

Aug. 7, 2013: SALT LAKE CITY, UT – An increasing number of courts are implementing rules to control the use of new media like Facebook and Twitter in the courtroom, according to a survey report released today by the Conference of Court Public Information Officers.

The 2013 CCPIO New Media Survey contains the results of a national survey of judges and court personnel conducted in June. It provides the judicial community in the United States its first year-to-year comparison spanning four years of data unraveling how social media and broader changes in the media industry are impacting state and local judges and courts.

In addition to the survey results, the report details recent developments in the past year including court cases, advisory opinions and programmatic activities by courts using social media. It is available for download 2013 New Media Survey Report CCPIO.
Press Release here.

CCPIO History Opperman Tribute
Resolution passed by the CCPIO membership on Aug. 6, 2013

June 14, 2013: It is with heavy hearts that CCPIO and its members extend our sympathies to the Opperman family in the passing of Dwight Opperman. Through his friendship and huge generosity CCPIO has grown into the professional organization that was a dream for a small group of PIOs some 20 years ago. Many of us have had the distinct honor of meeting Mr. Opperman over those years. During those times, his passion for our country’s judicial system and belief that civic education should be a necessity, not a luxury, was always clear. To that end he believed in the importance and power of PIOs and the role we play in educating the public and supporting our courts. As we gather this August, we will further honor the memory of a man who has, with appreciation, been called, “Grandfather of CCPIO.”

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