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Website of the Week for Feb. 19, 2007

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

Website of the Week Archive

Justia, Federal District Court Filings & Dockets Beta

A new option for identifying cases filed in the U.S. District Court's, Justia's beta database is a free service. More than 300,000 cases, filed since January 2006, are included.

One of its most interesting features is the ability to sign up for an RSS feed for information on cases on specific topics.

Basic information is provided For each case, including:

  • parties
  • court in which the case was filed
  • lawsuit type (nature of suit)
  • date filed

In addition, the site links to news, blog postings, financial reports, and other web sources about the parties.

Detailed docket information is available from  PACER, a fee-based system to which the Law Library subscribes. The Justia site links directly to full docket information in PACER.

2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington