What you'll need:
- The more information you have on a particular filing or document the better, but usually a case name or docket number will suffice. One should also know in which court the document was filed.
- New Mexico Case Lookup allows users to search District Court and Appellate Court Dockets in New Mexico. However, it only provides a list of filings that cannot be downloaded.
- Some State Court Dockets may be found in Westlaw and Lexis (Research | Content Type | Dockets). Docket coverage does not mean, however, that all filings within the coverage dates are held.
- National Center for State Courts offer links to public docket search engines for state and county courts when available on their Privacy/Public Access to Court Records webpage.
- Also try searching for dockets on the court's web site.
Court Records & Documents:
- Some Briefs and Trial Court Documents may be available on Westlaw. Navigate to the case you're looking for and open the filings tab.
- Briefs, Pleadings and Motions may be found on LexisNexis. Either navigate to the "Briefs, Pleadings, & Motions" content tab on LexisNexis or use CourtLink. CourtLink Guide
- Some State Appellate Courts may make recordings of oral arguments and hearings available on their web sites.
- The Law Library's ILL Services, a library-to-library resource sharing service, does not order court materials that are held only by the court's clerk. Please contact the court directly for copies.
- If all else fails, you may need to reach out to the court directly and ask for help.