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Dockets on Westlaw

Retrieve court docket materials without having to leave your desk.

Dockets on Westlaw

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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.

Manage your cases

Manage your cases

Dockets help you track the status of your cases and obtain court filings.

Grow your client base

Grow your client base

Early notification of case filings gives you a better shot at representing one of the parties.

Research litigation strategies

Research litigation strategies

From the docket, you can 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 Dockets coverage map

Access Dockets for a variety of business reasons:

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.

Business Development

Due Diligence

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

Due Diligence

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.

View Alerts on Westlaw (PDF)

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.

Quick reference guide

This handy guide describes how to retrieve case docket information on Westlaw so that you don't have to leave your office or contact court staff.

View Dockets quick reference guide (PDF)
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