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A written list of judicial proceedings set down for trial in a court.

To enter the dates of judicial proceedings scheduled for trial in a book kept by a court.

In practice, a docket is a roster that the clerk of the court prepares, listing the cases pending trial.

An appearance docket contains a list of the appearances in actions and a brief abstract of the successive steps in each case.

A judgment docket is a listing of the judgments entered in a particular court that is available to the public for examination. Its purpose is to give official notice of the existence of liens or judgments to interested parties.

A docket fee is a sum of money charged for the docketing of a case or a judgment or a set amount chargeable as part of the costs of the action.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


1) n. the cases on a court calendar. 2) n. brief notes, usually written by the court clerk, stating what action was taken that day in court. 3) v. to write down the name of a case to be put on calendar or make notes on action in court.

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1 an official summary of the proceedings in a court of justice.
2 a register containing such a summary.
3 a customs certificate declaring that duty has been paid.
4 a certificate giving particulars of a shipment and allowing its holder to obtain a delivery order.
5 a list of cases awaiting trial.
6 the names of the parties to pending litigation.
7 to make a summary of a document or a judgment.
8 to abstract and enter in a book or register.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

DOCKET, practice. A formal record of judicial proceedings.
     2. The docket should contain the names of the parties, and a minute of every proceeding in the case. It is kept by the clerk or prothonotary of the court. A sheriff's docket is not a record. 9 Serg. & R. 91. Docket is also said to be a brief writing, on a small piece of paper or parchment, containing the substance of a larger writing.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Beginning with case number 1D10-1600, the court's characteristic pink Docketing Statement will go electronic and can be completed and submitted to the court through the court's secure online portal, "eDCA."
However, per the court's Administrative Order 10-1 issued March 24, Docketing Statements are to be filed electronically as of case number 1D10-1600, and unlike briefs and petitions, do not need to also have a paper copy filed.
Pro se litigants are encouraged to take part in electronic filing, but only attorneys will be required to electronically file their Docketing Statements in case number 1D10-1600 and higher.
While the electronic Docketing Statement has been updated from its traditional pink paper predecessor, the information required will essentially remain the same.
Overall, the system has five "check points" for verifying the appropriateness of using the Rocket Docket to resolve an appeal: (1) on review of the docketing sheet, (2) on review of the brief, (3) after staff recommendation, (4) during preliminary opinion writing, and (5) in the panel's conference.
3(e) (providing for filing of a docketing statement and showing its standard form).