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Briefs, Oral Arguments and Other Court Documents Research Guide

This guide collects sources for briefs, oral argument transcripts, dockets, and other documents from state and federal appellate and supreme courts.


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Dockets & Other Court Documents

Historically, most court records have been available for public access, but this usually meant contacting the Clerk of Court in person to obtain dockets, pleadings, etc. The advent of electronic case management systems has resulted in many court documents now being more readily accessible on the Internet. It is important to remember though, that you will not be able to find all court documents online and many of the services are fee-based. With that in mind, these web resources are a good starting point for obtaining court documents, as they will direct you to what is available electronically and provide contact information for the courts to obtain additional material not electronically available.

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