The second tab on our redesigned search
menu allows you to search
attorney records by the six character CT Juris number.
The default search is for a lookup of
the Juris number by searching an
attorney or firm name. This
pull-down menu also allows you to
reverse search for an attorney or firm
by entering a Juris number. There
is no charge for either of these basic
lookup searches, which are similar to
searches offered on the CT Judicial
By selecting a search for "All
Appearances for a Juris Number,"
however, you have access Court PC's database
of over 4,000,000 attorney and law firm appearances
from the early 1990s to the present. If you need to know who's
been represented by whom (and in what
cases) at any time in the past twenty
years, this is how you'll find out.
Results are displayed as in the table
below, and may be sorted by party name,
by case type, or by location and docket
number (as in this example). The
results may be conveniently exported to
an Excel spreadsheet.
Searches for all appearances by Juris number are $25 per
Juris number. No similar search is
available through the CT Judicial Branch
The third tab on the new search menu allows you to
the appearance and docket details of any civil or family case
in our database by
entering the location, year and docket
number. Court PC's database contains over
2,400,000 civil and family case records.
The CT Judicial Branch site offers a
similar search of just pending and
recently-closed cases but the data
covers only about 300,000 cases. There's
no charge for a
Court PC search by docket number.
Whenever you search by docket
number or click on a CV or FA docket number
from any report for a
case detail, you'll now see a three-part
record that displays the case summary,
party and attorney information, and all
docket information through our last
update, as shown below. For this
new function, I've added all the
archived docket information collected
over the years, and I estimate that
docket information is now available for
about 85% of all cases in our database,
or more than 2,000,000 cases.
If docket information isn't displayed,
the case is an older case which
pre-dates my efforts to collect that
Having the docket information can assist
users in reconstructing a picture of
what transpired in any case. It
shows the history of motions filed and
judicial decisions entered, and helps
illustrate how extensively a case was
litigated. A variety of pre-judgment
remedies and post-judgment activities
are also recorded in the dockets.
One caveat, though. This resource
is designed to help you uncover more
information about closed
cases than you can get from any
other source. With thousands
of documents filed daily in the courts
across Connecticut, Court PC is unable
to offer complete and current
information for pending cases.
I do anticipate being able to update
docket records on a quarterly basis
in the future.
But I strongly encourage users to
docket information on pending or
recently-closed cases directly from
the CT Judicial Branch website.
This feature has
been modified to store the results
of your searches for 30 days.
If you've lost results of a search
you ran last week, or you need to
print out another copy of the
results for any reason, you can now
go to this menu tab, enter a search
date range, and retrieve the results
without running the search again,
with no worries about being billed a
features of the original search are
retained. You have unlimited access
to case details for any of the cases listed
on the search results. And you can
export the results to the
appropriate TXT or Excel format to
save a file on your PC.
will be saved for only 30 days,
however. That's because
the Court PC database is completely
updated every 30 days. In
effect, the search you ran 36 days
ago was not run on the same data.
Also, please bear in mind that CV
and FA data is updated every two
weeks. There's a small chance
that with a search more than 15 days
old, new records may have been added
for your search subject in those case categories.
A full listing of
all searches run on your account is
available indefinitely. If for
any reason you need a detailed
record of your searches for the past
six months or some other period, please contact Court PC
and we will prepare one for you from
the billing records in the database.
I've wanted to
introduce these changes to the
online database for a few years now.
These enhanced research tools will
greatly expand your ability to query
and analyze the CT Superior Court
data. With them, you're
assured of getting more genuinely
useful and in-depth information out
of these valuable public records.
So, get familiar
with these tools, ask questions,
experiment. If you need any
help at all, please contact me by
one of the means below.
contact: John Lach, Court PC of
mail to: P
O Box 951, Philmont, NY 12565