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Social Media Best Practices for Courts to be Developed in Massachusetts

A recent article in the ABA Journal online reported that the Knight Foundation awarded a grant to John Davidow of WUBR in Boston for his project to create best practices for the use of new technologies and digital reporting in the courts.  A Boston courtroom will act as a laboratory with Wi-Fi to allow for live blogging and use of live streaming of court proceedings.

Other goals are to publish the daily docket on the web (the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court already publishes the Daily Docket on its webpage) and to create a wiki of legal terms for the public (the Peoples Law Library of Maryland includes a Dictionary of Legal Terms than might act as a good model).

By Joan Bellistri

Law Library Director for the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library

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