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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.


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.


noun agenda, calendar, catalog, entry book, enumeration, list, list of cases, listing, order of the day, program, record, record of proceedings, register, registry, roll, schedule, slate
Associated concepts: bench docket, court docket, docket book, docket entry, docketing a judgment, docketing cases
See also: agenda, book, calendar, empanel, enroll, file, label, note, pigeonhole, program, record, register, roll, schedule, set down, tabulate


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.

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.

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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.
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).
He was a senior member of the electronic case filing training staff, which offered classes to bankruptcy attorneys, members of judges' staff, paralegals, and others on electronic docketing, and assisted in the formulation of the Court's quality control guidelines.
Including CompuLaw's docketing program in its software ensemble has helped Cades to meet its information technology automation goals by providing both legal and non-legal staff with a dependable calendaring and docketing tool," said Gelene Welch of Cades, Schutte, Fleming & Wright.