Is a court summons a public record?

Answer A court summons, which tells a defendant to appear is court, is a public record. Attorneys and mediation firms often access these records to search for potential clients. If someone has been summon... Read More »

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Are court cases public record?

According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, court cases are a matter of public concern. Typical court proceedings in the pubic record include tax liens, bankruptcy hearings and arrest records. C... Read More »

Are court filings considered public record?

When papers are filed with any court they become part of the docket for the particular case in which they pertain. In most cases, court dockets are public record. Juvenile court filings are not mad... Read More »

What are public record civil court actions?

Most documents in civil court actions are public records and can be reviewed by going to the court in which the civil court action was filed and asking the clerk for the file. While there can be al... Read More »

Does California have a free public court record database?

Yes, California has a free public court record database. This database is available online (see the link under References) to any interested user. It contains records about sexual abusers, child ab... Read More »