Q: If a case is pending, how do I find out?
Case information, local or moved to federal level.
A: Most court websites have docket search features which allow you to search for cases by party name. The federal courts have a service called PACER which allows you to do so for all federal courts as well.
A: You can go to the website for the Clerk’s office (I.e. Mayor’s Court,Municipal Court,Common Pleas,Federal Court, courts of specialized jurisdiction/Probate/Bankruptcy,etc.) and obtain docket information on a pending case. You typically can go online and do a search based on your last and first name, Date of Birth, Case#,etc. Whether it it is a criminal or civil case there is typically a field code to input this info which will allow you to see the procedural posture of the case( i. e. scheduled for pretrial conference, Motion hearing, jury trial, status or settlement conference on civil case, Motions filed,etc.)
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