court docket

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A court docket contains a brief list of upcoming court proceedings and filings, so the court is able to keep track of multiple cases. Most dockets contain:

  • a docket number, which identifies the number of the case
  • history of the case, which lists all of the events that have occurred in a case 
  • decision date 
  • the name of the court the case is currently in 
  • the questions presented in the case
  • party names 

Court dockets are generally considered to be public records. 

[Last updated in June of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]