Bloomberg Law ("BLAW") is the preferred database to retrieve current case dockets and filings due to its wide coverage of dockets and advanced search features.
Since state coverage varies dramatically among BLAW, Lexis CourtLink, and Westlaw, and none of the databases provides comprehensive access to federal or state dockets, it is important to review each database's coverage when looking for a docket.
Note: For SLS accounts, fees associated with searches, tracking alerts, updates, and downloads of docket materials are waived up to a limit. The vast majority of users will not reach the limit. If you intend to extensively use Bloomberg dockets (e.g. downloading several hundred documents), please contact the reference desk (email@example.com) to discuss.
Access to BLAW is limited to the Stanford Law School community and requires personal, custom usernames and passwords from each, individual user. SLS students will typically receive their account registration information at the beginning of their first quarter at SLS.
If you need assistance setting up a BLAW account, then please contact the Reference Desk at (650) 725-0800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3: Restrict Your Search
Step 4: Search, or set up an alert
To identify coverage, search for "Dockets Coverage Map":
Then, you can view the coverage here:
BLAW Help Desk (24/7 Chat, Hotline)
BLAW Dockets Help Page
Robert Crown Law Library Reference Desk
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