The New Jersey Judiciary (NJJ) in the US has set up a Facebook page and begun posting videos on YouTube to keep the public informed on the latest court developments.
Court users can also sign up for breaking news via SMS alerts, which announces information such as unscheduled court closings. The NJJ also has a Twitter page.
YouTube videos have covered topics including the mortgage foreclosure mediation program and the Veteran's Assistance Project, with plans for future videos to address the help available for self-represented litigants and volunteer opportunities.
"Our court users rely heavily on social media to stay informed and connected. We are responding to their expectations for timely information that maximises the convenience of the internet and of cell phones and other devices," said Judge Glenn A. Grant, acting administrative director of the courts.
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