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Oklahoma Legal Research: Case Dockets

Case Docket Definition

A docket is a "formal record in which a judge or court clerk briefly notes all the proceedings and filings in a court case." - Black’s Law Dictionary, 9th ed.

What to look for?

Docket information can be used in a variety of ways. Things to look for-

  • When looking for witnesses or potential witnesses
    • Marriages (other names)
    • Divorces 
    • Protective Orders
    • Bankruptcies (Federal Dockets)
    • Credit issues
    • Criminal docket information
  • When looking at Co-Defendants
    • Co-Defendants
    • Charging statutes
    • Pleas
    • Transfer of records (where are the court records?)
    • Stark differences among co-defendants in sentences
    • Other witnesses

Online Resources

Free Resources

Oklahoma Supreme Court Network (OSCN): dockets for 13 Oklahoma counties & the appellate courts; available information varies by county

Subscription Resources (Current students should access these databases, except for ODCR, through the Law Library Databases page.)

Lexis: coverage varies by county

On Demand Court Records (ODCR): covers 68 Oklahoma counties; currently limited to Oklahoma Bar Association members for $50/month

Westlaw: dockets since 2000 for 12 Oklahoma counties; coverage may vary by county