Thursday, September 15, 2005
If you're looking for Maryland docket information online, let me suggest a few sources. For federal docket information in Maryland courts, your best bet is Pacer. It's a user friendly, well designed system. Besides, it's cheap (7 cents per page viewed). For state court documents, the Maryland Judiciary provides the Judicial Information System (JIS). However, the JIS system is notoriously cumbersome to use. As a result, two familiar database vendors provide the same information in a user friendly interface: Lexis and Westlaw. Courtlink, a Lexis product, provides state court information for all district courts in Maryland and provides circuit court docket info for Montgomery and PG counties. Through the DOCK-MD-CIRCUIT database on Westlaw you can access docket information for all circuit courts except PG County. Both databases are pretty reasonably priced-$5 per search in Courtlink and $7 per seach in Westlaw.