Online Workshops

Court Use of Social Media

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern Time | 1:00 – 2:00 pm Pacific Time


Courts have long reached out to the community both to communicate administrative matters and to explain the role of courts. Social media presents new opportunities and perhaps new risks. Join us for our next Court Affiliates Interactive Workshop to discuss this important subject. Please note that this is a discussion, rather than a presentation. We hope that those courts currently using social media as an outreach tool will inform the rest of us of their projects and results.

Discussion Facilitator

Frederic I. Lederer is the Director of the Center for Legal & Court Technology and Chancellor Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School.

He received his B.S. from Polytechnic University in New York and his J.D. from Columbia University Law School where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Columbia Law Review and the recipient of the Archie O’Dawson prize (which provided for study with judges at each of the three levels of the federal courts, including Justice Harlan of the Supreme Court). He holds an LL.M. from the University of Virginia. His post-graduate work includes a year as a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar in Freiburg, Germany. He served as an active duty of the United States Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps until 1980 when he joined the William & Mary faculty. He has served as prosecutor, defense counsel, and trial judge.

Professor Lederer’s areas of specialization include evidence, trial practice, criminal procedure, military law, legal technology, and the legal implications of Artificial Intelligence and related technologies. He was one of the founders of the ABA prize winning William & Mary Legal Skills Program in which all students spent two years in practice (simulated) law firms in which they learned professional ethics, legal research and writing, interviewing, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and basic trial and appellate practice – much in the form of simulated client representation. He also teaches technology augmented trial practice using the sophisticated equipment in the McGlothlin Courtroom.

Professor Lederer is the author or co-author of twelve books, numerous articles, two law-related education television series, and a popular series of Fairytale Trials for elementary and middle school students.

Registration and Contact Information

Register for this workshop by sending an email to Erin McNeil. Please register by Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

Learn more about the Court Affiliates Program here.

By registering for this workshop, you consent to the recording of audio and video from this workshop and to publication of that recording on the Center for Legal & Court Technology’s password-protected Court Affiliates website.

Past Workshops


Virtual Criminal Bench Trial: Demonstration and Discussion – January 26, 2021

Jury Evidence Recording Systems (JERS) Demonstration – March 25, 2021

Establishment of and Use of Courtroom Wi-Fi Networks – October 6, 2021

Court Use of Social Media – December 10, 2021


Bridging the Judge-Administrator-Technologist Communication Gap – February 27, 2020

Coping with the Pandemic: Possible Use of Remote Hearings – March 26, 2020

Navigating the Fast Lane of COVID-19 Courtroom Technology – October 8, 2020

Establishing Protocols, Minimum Requirements, and Best Practices for

Virtual Appearances, Hearings, and Trials – November 19, 2020


Assisting Self-represented Litigants via Online Sources and Video Materials – October 3, 2019

Online Dispute Resolution: Present and Future – November 14, 2019

This content has been updated on January 11, 2022 at 4:31 pm.