Using the Party Name Search feature

When the Party Name Search tab opens, the search is set by default to search an individual name.  Enter the name in the appropriate fields, first name first and last name last.

NOTE:  The most common error users make is entering the last name first, in the first name field, and the first name last, in the last name field.  Please check your name entries to be sure you haven't done this.

Open the pull-down list to select "Business or Organization" if your search requires.  The appropriate text box for entering a business or organization name will appear.  The system displays a "busy" wheel as it loads the appropriate field , and such symbols appear anytime the system is processing a user request on the server.

Next, select the desired case categories:  ALL; CV (civil); FA (family); CR (criminal); and/or MV (motor vehicle). 

NOTE:  If ALL or CR and/or MV are selected, the grey box adjoining the line "Also search name in reversed order" will open up and allow you to uncheck it.  The default selection is for a bi-directional search of the CR and MV records.  The name field used in searching these records is a single long name field that can accommodate a first last and middle name, so it is crucial to a thorough search that this option is enabled in order to catch names like "Everett Winston" entered as both "Everett Winston" and "Winston Everett."  If you feel comfortable turning off this feature, you may.

Select the party type, ALL, plaintiff only, or defendant only.

Select the Court Location from the pull-down list. 

If desired, set the sort order to Location (alphabetical by three-letter code, such as AAN, DBD, FBT, etc.)  or Case type (also alphabetical by three-character code, such as C40, P00, V01, etc.); otherwise the results will be displayed alphabetically by Party Name (sorted by last name first, then first name; or alphabetically on the business name).  

If you've selected ALL or CV as the case category, you have the option to limit the matching results returned to closed cases only, or only those cases reporting a judgment (includes judgments of dismissal, administrative judgments and other judgments not on the merits of the case).  The default value is to return both open and closed cases.

Also, if you've selected ALL or CV as the case category, you can limit the matching results returned to only cases filed after 1990 or only cases filed after 2000.  This will help those researchers who only want a ten-year search or a twenty-year search of civil cases.  The default value is to search the entire Court PC database, which includes many CV records dating back to the 1980s.

You can set the Results per page box to return 20, 50, or 100 civil records per page.

If you have an internal file reference number for your billing purposes, enter it in the "Reference Number" box and we'll make sure it appears on your invoice.



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