If you have a citation to a case, access the case on Bloomberg and then check the sidebar for a Related Docket(s) link to view any available dockets and court documents.
For example, to access the docket for , 774 F.3d 566 (9th Cir. 2014), type 774 F.3d 566 in the main Bloomberg search bar and select the GO TO Citation link in the dropdown to access the case. Then, click the Related Docket(s) link in the sidebar to access the docket for the case.
If you do not have a citation to a case, you can search dockets and court documents directly using Dockets Search:
The Dockets Search form allows you to search by keyword, court, party, judge, docket number, and date. Under More Options, you can also search by attorney/firm, case number, and case status. Keep in mind:
The form ends with options customized to specific courts. For example:
Once you have accessed a docket on Bloomberg through Related Docket(s) or Dockets Search, you can view or request some or all of the court documents listed on the docket.
Click "Request" next to any document to ask Bloomberg to retrieve it.
Click "View" next to any document to view it instantly. Bloomberg allows you to instantly view any document that any user has previously requested, whether they requested it through PACER, a state e-filing system, or by paying Bloomberg's couriers to visit the court in person and retrieve it manually. You can also freely view any links labeled "Manually Collected Complaints." These complaints are scanned as part of Bloomberg's program of sending couriers to certain major state courts (including LA Superior Court) to scan all complaints as they are filed.