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Federal Judiciary: Trial Courts

Federal courts

REFERENCE DESK

District Courts, General

There are 94 districts in the US court system. Most district court web sites primarily provide documents such as local court rules and court calendars. Many courts provide current court opinions on their web sites.

Briefs & Dockets

Try the individual court websites for possible access to dockets.

District Courts, Georgia

Middle District of Georgia

  • Athens, Albany, Columbus, Macon, Valdosta — Features general court information, local rules, court forms, jury information, attorney information.

Northern District of Georgia

  • Atlanta, Gainesville, Noonan, Rome — Includes general information, local rules, jury information, forms, directory and more.

Southern District of Georgia

  • Augusta, Brunswick, Dublin, Savannah, Waycross, Statesboro — Includes job listings and court addresses.

District Courts Data

Federal Court Management Statistics

  • statistical profiles for each of the 12 U.S. Courts of Appeals and 94 U.S. District Courts, information dates back to 1997

Federal Judicial Caseload Statistics

  • information dates back to 2001

Bankruptcy Courts

Bankruptcy courts function as a unit of their respective district courts. The current system was created by Congress through 28 USC Chap. 6 (Sections 151-159).

Bankruptcy Empirical Resources

Bankruptcy Data Project

  • a Harvard project that reports information on U.S. bankruptcy from open court records
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