How To Access Federal Court Decisions



If you are in any way connected with the legal field – whether you are a student or involved in any paralegal activity, you know that having access to federal court decisions is vital. This could be as research for your papers or it could have a bearing on any current case you could be working on. Whatever the reason, these are very helpful. The question is: how can you lay hands on them?

Actually, these records can be viewed by the public and it is legally allowed. So what you need to do is to locate them and exercise your right to take a look at them. The good thing is, the Courts have moved with the times and many court decisions are available online, thanks to technology. You can access the government’s database and look for the ones you want among the ones that have been uploaded online. It could be that not all are digitized though. You will also find some on the National Archives site.

These documents could well contain a lot more than just the decisions. They sometimes include the hearing, the trials and even descriptions of items that were exhibited. The National Archives also preserves records of the Federal Court decisions and you could order an unofficial copy.

So it really isn’t that tough. You can sit and get whatever you want from the comfort and privacy of your home. All you need is a computer and an internet connection that works. Not only do you have instant access to most of the documents but you can also order a copy of whatever you want to be mailed to you.