Case Search Tips

The following electronic information is available for Fourth Circuit cases:

  • Dockets for cases opened after January 1, 1987
  • Documents filed after June 1, 2008, with the exception of appendices
  • Appendices filed after October 1, 2012
  • Sealed documents and party filings in immigration, social security, and railroad retirement board cases are not available for privacy reasons.

Basic Case Search: Search by case number or by last and first name of a party or attorney.

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Advanced Case Search: Search by case type, originating court or agency, and date opened or closed.

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Orders/Judgments/Opinions Search:Search for orders, judgments, and opinions by date.

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Briefs: Search for briefs by case number or date.

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