Briefs, Dockets, Oral Arguments and Other Court Documents Research Guide

This guide collects sources for dockets and court documents, including briefs and oral arguments, from federal and state courts.


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U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments






U.S. Courts of Appeals Oral Arguments

Court Websites

Subscription Databases

Guides on Oral Advocacy

Court rules govern court procedures. Different courts have different requirements, so it is important to check the rules of your specific court. For a research guide on court rules, see Federal Court Rules

Oral Arguments in Dockets

Very occasionally, oral arguments are included as a part of a case docket. Refer back to our section on Dockets  for more information on retrieving dockets.