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Tracking Court Cases

Question: A news media researcher seeks source suggestions. We want to start keeping track of upcoming court cases and trials that might be of interest to the media. The popular ones are, of course, easy to track. But there are likely many regional/local cases that would be of interest, if we knew about them!

Any suggestions on how one might keep abreast of these sort of happenings? Both civil and criminal.

Readers Robyn Rebollo, Library Manager with Ross, Dixon & Bell, LLP, Bonnie Hill, a librarian with the Utah State Attorney General and I respond.

Robyn Rebollo: My fairly recent article on dockets may offer some good resources for locating information on both state and federal cases. Please see the current awareness, and the alerts and tracking sections of the article.

Bonnie Hill: The state Attorney General issues press releases on important cases. You can track them by monitoring two pages at the Attorney General Web site: Press Releases and High Profile Issues.

Editor: There are also two articles on The Virtual Chase that might help you. Written by Paul Bush, founder of Legal Dockets Online, they are "Free Court Case Docket Monitoring" and "The Secrets of Online Document Retrieval."



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Created: 22 July 2005
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