Useful Links

Search United States Codes

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/:     http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/


Search California Codes

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html:     http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html


Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Administrative Order of November 11, 2008, on mandatory electronic filling beginning January 1, 2009:     http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/cmecf/2008/12/04/ecf-admin-order.pdf


General summary of electronic case filing (ECF”) and case management system:     http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/cmecf/view.php?pk_id=0000000098


Where to register as appellate ECF user:     http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/psco/cgi-bin/cmecf/ea-regform.pl

Log-in to search 9th Circuit case dockets on “PACER” (Public Access to Court Electronic Records):     https://pacer.login.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl?court_id=e_09ca&appurl=https://ecf.ca9.uscourts.gov/cmecf/servlet/TransportRoom?servlet=CaseSearch.jsp

9th Circuit’s website:     http://www.ce9.uscourts.gov/

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure with 9th Circuit Local Rules:     http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/rules/FRAP/Rules_TOC.htm


9th Circuit General Orders:     http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/rules/general_orders.php


Searchable opinions on FindLaw®:     http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/courts/9th.html


United States Supreme Court

Search for case information:     http://www.supremecourtus.gov/docket/docket.html

How to search for oral argument transcripts:     http://www.supremecourtus.gov/oral_arguments/availabilityoforalargumenttranscripts.pdf

Guidelines for Electronic Submission of Merits Briefs:     http://www.supremecourtus.gov/oral_arguments/2008ElectronicMeritsBriefsSubmissionGuidelines.pdf

Rules of the Supreme Court (eff. October 2007):     http://www.supremecourtus.gov/ctrules/2007rulesofthecourt.pdf


Search Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure:  http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp


California Appellate Courts

Appellate Rules (Title 8) of the California Rules of Court:     http://www.courts.ca.gov/rules.htm

Search California Supreme Court or Court of Appeal case dockets:     http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov/

Search for published or unpublished opinions:     http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov/

Slip opinions on FindLaw®:     http://california.lp.findlaw.com/ca02_caselaw/slip.html

Judicial Council:    http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-jc.htm

Administrative Office of the Courts:     http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-aoc.htm