NSW Supreme Court joins the 'Twittersphere' @NSWSupCt
In a move to better serve the general public, the media and the legal profession, the NSW Supreme Court has today joined the micro-blogging site Twitter to share news and information about the Court’s work.
The Court believes that Twitter will be a simple way of notifying ‘followers’ of judgments and other selected news to help improve the transparency, accessibility and understanding of court processes.
The NSW Supreme Court Chief Justice, The Hon Tom Bathurst said, “The Court is committed to improving accessibility to the court and we are open to adopting new technology to make that happen. We are looking forward to sharing news and updates via Twitter and we hope that it helps the Court inform and engage with interested members of the community, the media and the legal profession.”
‘Followers’ of the NSW Supreme Court can expect regular updates including;
- notification of judgments handed down
- registry closures and administrative announcements
- new publications and speeches
- changes to legislation, rules and practice notes
- media releases
The brief updates will be sent from @NSWSupCt, with the Court’s full public policy on its use of Twitter available at http://www.supremecourt.lawlink.nsw.gov.au.