What is Docket?

The concept of a docket can be described as a list of cases scheduled for a hearing or already heard by a court. The docket usually provides information like the case name, parties involved, hearing date and time, and the case status.

The main function of a docket is to manage the court's workload and ensure that cases are heard promptly. The court clerk is responsible for maintaining the docket and updating it accordingly.

This includes rescheduling hearings, adding or removing cases, and updating case status.

Dockets can be used in both criminal and civil cases and may be accessible to the general public.

In some areas, the docket can be accessed online and searched by case number, party name, or date. This access enables interested parties to track the case's progress and be informed of upcoming hearings.