Court Current Awareness Sites
Court Update Sites, including links to Supreme Court previews, court briefs, court dockets, court news, and more.
United State Supreme Court
- ABA Supreme Court Previews
- Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases draws upon expert
writers and the official briefs filed with the Court to provide an
accurate, plain English explanation of the issues, facts, background and
significance of every case before oral argument. This site is
geared toward the education community. To get all of the cases
you must subscribe to the service.
- Cornell's LII Supreme Court Collection This site provides access to the current:
- Court Calendar
Schedule of Oral Arguments
Summary of Questions Presented
Gallery of the Current Judges
Current Supreme Court Rules
- FindLaw Supreme Court Briefs
- This site provides access to U.S. Supreme Court Briefs starting with the
1999-2000 Term. The briefs are organized alphabetically by
first-party case name.
- Findlaw's Supreme Court Center
- This site has the Supreme Court Docket as well as a case index,
Supreme Court decisions from the previous term, Supreme Court Orders,
pending cases, grants and denials of certiorari, attorney discipline
orders and more. It also has court rules, court filing guides and Court
- Official United States Supreme Court
- The court now provides docket sheets, order lists, a calendar and
recent opinions directly on the Internet. Much of this information had
previously been available for free through the courtís dial-up service,
but users outside of metropolitan Washington D.C. still had to pay for the
long-distance call. The official site of the Supreme Court also includes
information on admission to the court, copies of current rules and a host
of background documents describing the court.
- On the Docket Northwestern University
- This site provides previews of upcoming Supreme Court Cases and
provides access to the Federal Court of Appeals Decision as well as to the
Supreme Court briefs.
- OYEZ Project (U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia Database)
- This site provides access to the taped oral arguments of the U.S.
Supreme Court. Simply download and install the Real Player for your
operating system. Some audio resources will only play if you are using
RealPlayer G2 (version 6.0 or higher.) The Project also contains dozens of
panoramic images of the Supreme Court Building. To view these images in
the Tour section, you will need to download and install QuickTime (for
Windows or for MacOS). QuickTime is available from Apple
- For immediate download or by special requests, a comprehensive collection
of briefs and appendices for all United States Court of Appeals from 1981
to present, and the U.S. Supreme Court from 1984 to present, are
available. (Coming soon are cases on appeal for the States of New York and
BriefServe.com gives you access to the factual and legal underpinnings of
each case: portions of the printed record of trial testimony, legal
briefs, pleadings, exhibits, affidavits, orders, verdicts or judgments.
For the first time online, legal professionals will have at their disposal
the history of how legal arguments were developed, modified or even
dropped before a final decision was handed down.
Previously only available in microfiche or hard copy, these documents are
delivered electronically via a .PDF keyword searchable format. Now, anyone
with access to the Internet can easily download and review documents as
they were actually created and edited.
BriefServe.com is available to you as a cost-effective, online tool for
expediting your research. We hope you will come to value this service for
its in-depth research and organization.
- CourtEXPRESS.com is the first web site which offers current case
information immediately from U.S. Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts.
We use the courts' "PACER" systems to obtain information from courts.
CourtEXPRESS.com is the only site that offers immediate search results,
off-line searching, case or company tracking, stores search results and
provides on-line ordering of documents and document retrieval from the
same company. Search fees are $5 per result. If we are unable to connect to a court for
any reason and you do not receive results you are not charged. Recurring
users are billed $200 per account for a yearly administrative fee. You can
have as many people as you want on one account. If you choose not to open
an account, searches are $10 each.
- Courthouse News
- Courthouse News Service is a news wire for lawyers. It is
comprised of a network of correspondents who provide daily comprehensive
reports on new civil cases from the federal and state courts with the most
prolific and weighty litigation. Subscribers thereby know if a client has
been named in an action or if a new potential client has been similarly
attacked. Subscribers are free to copy and distribute these publications
within the office location that is subscribing.
- CourtLink is a research tool for professionals. Primary uses for the
service include litigation history, discovery, case management and
background checks. CourtLink allows researchers access to the most current
court records. You can obtain case summaries, names, dockets, judgments,
claims, creditors and charges, stack multiple searches, and combine federal and state search
results on one report. Many federal district, state and local court records are available online.
However, each court system uses its own unique set of commands and protocols to
search court records. To complete a search on one of these systems, you
need to know the intricacies of the host system's commands.
CourtLink allows you to search the court records of multiple host systems
with one easy to use application. In many cases, CourtLink adds
functionality to the search that would not be available from the host
- Pacer U.S. Federal Court Dockets online
- Beginning October 1, 1999, an access fee of $.07 per page, as approved by
the Judicial Conference of the United States at its September 1998
session, will be assessed for access to this service. Traditional, dial-up
PACER is still available.A login and password, issued by the PACER Service Center, is required for
access to PACER either through the dial-up service or the Internet
service. If you do not already have a PACER account, you may register
on-line from the PACER Service Center web site at http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov.