Researchers of all types use court documents. Journalists use them in their reporting, government officials use them to track policy developments, and some individuals even read briefs and rulings out of general interest in an issue.

What’s the best way to find these documents? If you are employed at an organization that subscribes to legal databases, the process of finding court documents is greatly streamlined. But, for a person who doesn’t have access to subscriptions, the process can be a little more involved.

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