Answered By: Ashley Ahlbrand Last Updated: Jul 17, 2014 Views: 1
Your best bet is Bloomberg Law. For academic accounts, Bloomberg gives free access to all of the dockets and filings available on PACER (includes federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts).
I don't know what time frame you are looking to search, but bear in mind that the availability of documents (regardless of platform) will be impacted by when widespread electronic filing became the norm (documents prior to 2005/6 might be difficult to come by depending on the jurisdiction).
To access Bloomberg Law, you must self-register:
- Go either to the Bloomberg Law link on the Law Library's main page, or http://www.bloomberglaw.com/
- On the left side of the screen, in the big orange box, click on "Register for a Law School Account."
- Skip the activation code box, but fill out the remaining information - make sure you use your '.edu' email account issued by Indiana.
If you want a quick video tutorial about how to perform docket searches on Bloomberg Law, here is a 3 1/2 min. YouTube clip.
If you have any questions, feel free to drop by the Reference Office!