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Use these forms to either apply for membership or renew your existing membership. Instructions to submit are on the form.

The benefits of membership

CCPIO Slack Workspace. A real-time resource of top-notch communicators across the country available immediately to answer questions, offer support, exchange ideas and provide information about communications and trends.

Live Discussions. Bi-monthly real-time conversations about issues facing Court PIOs and courts. A chance to meet members and share ideas, projects, and resources.

Member-Only Content. Members can access discussions, webinars, documents, core competency education, and annual meeting training.

National Partnerships. CCPIO partners with the National Judicial College for training to ensure the judiciary has well-trained communicators who can help bolster public trust and confidence in the courts.  The National Judicial College and CCPIO have provided programs to educate judges, journalists, and court administrators on court-media relations and First Amendment/Sixth Amendment issues.

CCPIO also works closely with the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg, Virginia, the nation’s leading resource center for state courts.

Working with our national partners, CCPIO developed Managing High Profile Cases for the 21st Century, a comprehensive resource to assist trial judges and court staff in planning for and managing high-profile cases.

Professional Meetings. The CCPIO holds annual meetings at different sites around the country. These professional development opportunities place an emphasis on the specific issues that confront today’s court PIOs. Hands-on problem solving, professional advancement and development, and networking are the focus of the annual meeting sessions.