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
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
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
Online, they are "Free
Court Case Docket Monitoring" and "The
Secrets of Online Document Retrieval."