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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Courts - DC local judges chat with citizens on Law Day

The Blog of Legal Times reports on a good idea:

An hour-long Twitter chat with the chief judges of Washington's local courts Tuesday afternoon covered the relatively mundane - no, the D.C. courts system can't reserve parking spaces for food trucks - to the substantive, with the judges weighing in on everything from cameras in the courts and services for domestic violence victims to delays in admitting attorneys to the bar.

Using the hashtag #AskTheCJs, District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Lee Satterfield and District of Columbia Court of Appeals Chief Judge Eric Washington celebrated this year's Law Day by fielding questions from reporters, attorneys and residents. * * *

The tweets didn’t specify if one judge in particular was responding, but court spokeswoman Leah Gurowitz said the two judges collaborated on what to say and dictated their responses to her to type and tweet. In response to a question from the National Center for State Courts on whether the court would hold another chat in the future, the judges replied that they “will definitely” do another Q&A, but haven’t planned it yet.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 2, 2012 04:10 PM
Posted to Courts in general