Judgment Docket

Judgment Docket

A list under which judicial orders of a particular court are recorded by a clerk or other designated officer to be available for inspection by the public.

A judgment docket serves an important function by providing parties interested in learning of the existence of a judgment or a lien on property to enforce a judgment with access to such information. The recording of a judgment in a judgment docket is considered official notice to all parties of its existence. The rules of procedure of the particular court govern the maintenance of the judgment docket.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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New York court dockets that are now accessible through CourtLink on Westlaw include New York City Judgment docket and Lien Books (NY-JL-DOCK), New York County Clerk Records (NY-CTYCKDOCK), and New York Supreme Court Civil Cases (NY-SC-DOCK).
They include City Judgment Docket and Lien Books, New York County Clerk Records, and New York Supreme Court Civil Cases.
(175) On Special Service logic, a foreign judgment docketed in New York by the court clerk is not a New York judgment, because no "judge" ordered the ministerial act to be performed.