Docket (West's Encyclopedia of American Law)
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.
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