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Case Dockets and Filings

This guide recommends strategies and resources for locating court case dockets and filings.

Overview and Coverage

Westlaw offers extensive coverage of federal dockets.  However, unlike Bloomberg Law, actual documents are only selectively available and only docket abstracts, not the underlying documents, are searchable.


Coverage is as follows:

  • U.S. Supreme Court: 2000 to Present
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals: 1997 to Present
  • U.S. District Courts: 2000 to Present
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts: 1997 to Present
  • U.S. Tax Court: 2000 to Present
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims: 2000 to Present
  • U.S. Court of International Trade: 2000 to Present
  • U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Dockets: Feb. 1991 to Present
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board: 2012 to Present
  • Securities & Exchange Commission: 2014 to Present
  • Trademark Trial & Appeal Board: Oct. 2, 1951 to Present
  • U.S. International Trade Commission: April 4, 1972 to Oct. 28, 2022

Accessing Westlaw's Dockets

From the Westlaw home page, select "Content Types" and then “Dockets” under "Specialty Areas."

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