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Dockets on Westlaw

Retrieve the most current version of court dockets directly from the court on an easy-to-use interface. Multiple search options enable users to search by a docket's court number, parties, attorneys, or other criteria to access complete case information. Search our broad coverage area to find the docket you need instantly.


With dockets on Westlaw, you can:


Manage your cases

Manage your cases

  • Gain convenient online access to electronic case docket information for federal and state courts in your jurisdiction
  • Search by a docket’s court number, parties, attorneys, or other criteria to access complete case information
  • Easily monitor and track the status of your cases and obtain court filings
Grow your client base

Grow your client base

  • Receive automatic alerts of new cases being filed that fit your practice and jurisdiction to give you a better shot at representing one of the parties
Research litigation strategies

Research litigation strategies

  • Evaluate expert witnesses, opposing counsel, prospective clients, and the judge’s experience
  • Research an opponent’s prior trial strategies, and investigate compelling legal arguments

View the Dockets coverage map

Dockets on Westlaw are available for all U.S. district courts and for many state courts. For a complete list of jurisdictions, access the Dockets coverage map.

View the Dockets coverage map

Access Dockets for:

Business development

Business development

Docket Alerts notify you of new filings that impact existing or potential clients. Stay on top of important case developments with broad coverage and information as current as the court’s.

Legal research

Legal research

With the most current information, you can more easily evaluate expert witnesses, opposing counsel, prospective clients, and the judge's experience.

Due Diligence

Due Diligence

Dockets on Westlaw make it easy to monitor and track the status of your cases and obtain court filings.

Dockets on Westlaw quick reference guide

Set up automated Docket Alerts

Use Docket Alerts in Westlaw to be automatically alerted via email of new cases being filed that fit your practice and jurisdictions.

  • Docket Alerts – Know when new cases are filed that meet your criteria for jurisdiction, case type, party, attorney, and more
  • Docket Track – Receive prompt, automatic notification of additions and changes to dockets
  • Westlaw Court Wire Alert – Receive pre-docket alerting on newly filed civil cases in more than 200 federal and state courts

Creating Alerts on Westlaw quick reference guide (PDF)

Purchase Dockets on Westlaw


Federal Court Dockets

This Westlaw subscription gives you convenient online access to electronic case docket information for federal courts in your jurisdiction.


State Court Dockets

This Westlaw subscription gives you convenient online access to electronic case docket information for state courts.

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