Answered By: Amanda Runyon Last Updated: Feb 05, 2018 Views: 109
Generally, court dockets contain all materials filed by the court or by any party in a court proceeding. The docket itself is referred to by its docket number. The chronological listing of items of the docket is called the docket sheet.
Trial-level dockets often reference the underlying complaint, answer(s), motions, orders, final judgments, and other pleadings. Appellate-level dockets generally reference appellee and appellant briefs, amicus briefs, and other documents relating to appellate cases.
There are a few options for searching court dockets:
- Bloomberg Law -- click the "Litigation and Dockets" tab at the top of the page, and then click "Dockets Search"
- PACER -- the Law Library has a PACER account and can help run searches for UM Law Students, staff, and faculty only. Contact a reference librarian for help with PACER searches.
- Westlaw -- under "All Content," click "Dockets"
- Lexis -- under "Content Type," click "Dockets"
If you need more guidance, please visit the Reference Desk on sub-1 or make an appointment with a reference librarian.