Southern Indiana Federal Court Film Nominated for 2 Emmys

Documentarians David Gudaitis (far left) and Alan Backler look over Doria Lynch’s script for a film on the federal courts in Indiana. (IL Photo/Eric Learned)

The documentary about the federal courts in Indiana produced to mark the Southern Indiana District Court’s bicentennial in 2017 has been nominated for two Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Lower Great Lakes Chapter.

The film, “And Justice for All: Indiana’s Federal Courts,” has been nominated in the documentary-historical category and in the musical composition/arrangement category. Winners will be announced at the 49thAnnual Emmy Awards ceremony June 23, 2018.

Florida’s State Courts “leading the nation” in Social Media

Long seen as the quietest branch of state government, Florida’s state courts have emerged in the last year as a national leader in social media use – particularly Twitter.

“The Florida state courts really have delved into social media in a more systematic way than courts anywhere else in the country,” said longtime Florida Supreme Court spokesman Craig Waters. “We are leading the nation with 20 out of 26 court divisions using Twitter to reach the public right now. That’s an astounding number.”

New website offers resources for managing high-profile cases

Managing High-Profile Cases for the 21st Century

Williamsburg, Va. April 17, 2017 – A high-profile case can land in your court with little or no warning. If unprepared, such cases can create chaos, absorb resources, and place your court at the center of an intense media spotlight. Judges and court professionals now have instant online access to the tools necessary to plan and manage high-profile cases in their courts. The new Managing High-Profile Cases for the 21st Century website is a joint project of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), the Conference of Court Public Information Officers, and the National Judicial College. The project was made possible through a State Justice Institute grant.

BC Provincial Court’s Second Twitter Town Hall a Success!


On April 6, 2017 Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree kicked off BC Law Week activities with the Court’s second live Twitter Town Hall. As he had the previous year, the Chief Judge spent two hours tweeting responses to questions and comments tweeted to #AskChiefJudge.

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