Access Federal Court Documents
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From the toolbar on the home screen, select Litigation & Dockets. Click on Search Dockets.
Click on Browse to reveal a drop down menu and choose the court you wish to search.
Search for your case by using the boxes for keywords, docket number, party, etc. (Tip: last part of docket numbers must have 5 numbers. Add a 0 to the beginning of your number if necessary. Example, 4912 would become 04912). When your search results display, click on the case name to reveal the available documents.
Scroll down to see all of the available documents. Any documents in blue (documents requested by other users) and green (documents not previously requested by users) can be retrieved by clicking on them. (Tip: Ignore information on costs. Academic users do not pay extra costs for retrieving documents.)