2014 Annual Conference

The 2014 Annual Conference is being held in Las Vegas, NV, from August 4 through 6 at the Golden Nugget Hotel. Conference Materials Conference Registration Form

CCPIO Benefactor Opperman Honored

CCPIO members holding the Opperman resolution at the Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, August 7, 2013

CCPIO membership recently gathered to recognize the immense contributions that philanthropist and former legal publisher Dwight D. Opperman made to the development and success of the nation’s only organization dedicated to supporting the work of court public information officers. The former head of West Publishing Company died in June at age 89. Mr. Opperman provided [...]


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 [...]

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

For Immediate Release: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. – A survey report released today gives the judicial community in the United States its first year-to-year comparison data to further unravel how social media and broader changes in the media industry are impacting state and local judges and courts. The results of the 2011 CCPIO [...]

Judges and Courts on Social Media? Report Released on New Media’s Impact on the Judiciary

For Immediate Release:  Thursday, August 26, 2010 WILLIAMSBURG, VA –A first-of-its-kind nationwide survey on new media and the courts shows that state judges and court staff recognize the potential impact of social media on the administration of justice and are taking a close look at both the ramifications and opportunities. More than a third of [...]

Gary Vaynerchuk Teaches Basic Social Media Principles to CNN

While from a business perspective, this video is a great primer on the basics of social media. How does all this translate for courts?

Twitter use in courtrooms

Michael Sommermeyer, court information officer for the Clark County (Las Vegas, Nev.) Courts talks about the implications of Twitter use in courtrooms.