Forty percent of state court judges use social media profile sites, with the majority of them on Facebook. Even so, nearly half of judges strongly believe that they cannot participate professionally in social networking sites without compromising judicial ethics.

These are among the findings of fascinating survey conducted over the summer by the Conference of

You might say that Judgepedia is the Wikipedia of the judiciary. It strives to be a comprehensive encyclopedic reference about America’s courts and judges. Like Wikipedia, its users are also its editors — anyone can register and then edit any article. “By helping to edit, add information, any fix any mistakes you see, the quality

The Federal Judiciary unveiled a significantly redesigned Web site this week at U.S. Courts.gov. The redesign is intended to make the site more attractive, accessible and useful, an announcement said. In the process, it added new Web 2.0 features such as RSS feeds, podcasts and multimedia. In fact, the Federal Judiciary now even has

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals now has RSS Feeds for both its opinions and audio recordings of oral arguments. The court posted this notice:

Along with audio recordings of the court’s oral arguments, electronic versions of the court’s opinions are now available via RSS (Real Simple Syndication), a method of delivering web content

FindLaw has added RSS feeds for case summaries from the Supreme Court, the federal circuit courts and state appellate courts in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas. It has also introduced practice-area feeds that provide case summaries for 16 practice areas, from bankruptcy to tax. The feeds provide summaries of the opinions and

Carl Malamud’s nonprofit organization Public.Resource.Org and the legal research company Fastcase today announced an agreement that will allow Public.Resource.Org to publish 1.8 million pages of federal case law in the public domain. The archive, which will become available sometime in 2008, will include all U.S. courts of appeals decisions since 1950 and all Supreme Court

All transcripts of federal district and bankruptcy court proceedings will be available online through the federal judiciary’s PACER system, the Judicial Conference announced today. Transcripts will be posted to PACER 90 days after they are submitted to the court and will cost eight cents a page to view, download or print.

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