Answered By: Valerie Weis Last Updated: Mar 06, 2018 Views: 21
The Harvard Law Library has a Bloomberg terminal which provides you access to selected court dockets and fillings. All Harvard affiliates can use the terminal but must visit the Harvard Law Library in person to use it.
Justia is a free site that provides limited access to select U.S District and U.S Court of Appeals Court dockets and filings. You can also try a quick Google search using the case name to locate court documents posted online.
The Harvard Law Library has a PACER account, which can be used to retrieve most federal court dockets and filings. On request, the HLS Librarian at the Reference Desk may print one (1) document for you from the law school account. If you need additional documents from PACER, you will have to register on the PACER site and pay the per page download charge of ten cents per page.
For most state and local courts, you should check on the court website to identify the docket number of the case and see if any court docket/filings are available online. In most cases, you will need to contact the specific court to request specific court documents for your case.