State Courts

The state court and other websites linked below provide free full-text appellate opinions, trial court orders, court rules, procedural information, forms, contact information, directories, dockets, jury instructions and judicial profiles. Following those links are additional resources for finding decisions from tribal courts and other courts.

Alabama

Court Systemjudicial.alabama.gov
 
Trial Courtswww.alacourt.gov/JudicialCircuits.aspx
 
Supreme Court Opinionsjudicial.alabama.gov/supreme_opinions.cfm
 
Supreme Court Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/court/al-supreme-court
 
Court of Civil Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/court/al-court-of-civil-appeals
 
Court of Criminal Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/court/al-court-of-criminal-appeals
 

Alaska

Court Systemwww.courts.alaska.gov
 
Trial Courtscourts.alaska.gov/trialcourts/index.htm
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.courtrecords.alaska.gov/webdocs/opinions/sp.htm
 
Court of Appeals Opinionswww.courtrecords.alaska.gov/webdocs/opinions/ap.htm
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionsgovernment.westlaw.com/akcases/
 

Arizona

Court Systemwww.azcourts.gov
 
Trial Courtswww.azcourts.gov/AZCourts/AZCourtsLocator.aspx
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.azcourts.gov/opinions/Home.aspx
 
Court of Appeals, Division 1 Opinionsazcourts.gov/coa1/DivisionOne.aspx
 
Court of Appeals, Division 2 Opinionswww.appeals2.az.gov/odsplus/recentdecisions.cfm
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Tax Court Decisionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Arizona
 

Arkansas

Court Systemcourts.arkansas.gov
 
Trial Courtscourts.arkansas.gov/courts/circuit-courts/arkansas-judicial-circuits
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionsopinions.aoc.arkansas.gov/weblink8/Welcome.aspx
 

California

Court Systemwww.courts.ca.gov
 
Trial Courtswww.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeal Opinionswww.courts.ca.gov/opinions.htm
 
Jury Instructionswww.courts.ca.gov/partners/juryinstructions.htm
 
Court Formswww.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm
 

Colorado

Court Systemwww.courts.state.co.us
 
District Courtshttps://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Choose.cfm
 
County Courtswww.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Choose.cfm
 
Water Courtswww.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Water/
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Supreme_Court/Case_Announcements/Index.cfm
 
Court of Appeals Opinionswww.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_Of_Appeals/Case_Announcements/Index.cfm
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Colorado
 

Connecticut

Court Systemwww.jud.state.ct.us
 
Judicial District Directorywww.jud.ct.gov/directory/directory/location/Default.htm
 
Superior Courtwww.jud.ct.gov/external/super/default.htm
 
Probate Courtwww.ctprobate.gov/Pages/Welcome.aspx
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.jud.ct.gov/external/supapp/archiveAROsup.htm
 
Appellate Court Opinionswww.jud.ct.gov/external/supapp/archiveAROap.htm
 
Supreme Court, Appellate Court, Superior Court Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Connecticut
 

Delaware

Court Systemcourts.delaware.gov
 
Court Directorycourts.delaware.gov/Locations/index.stm
 
Court Calendarscourts.delaware.gov/calendars/?ag=all%20courts&srt=number
 
Opinions from All Courtscourts.delaware.gov/opinions/?ag=all%20courts
 
Opinions from All Courtscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Delaware
 

District of Columbia

Court Systemwww.dccourts.gov
 
Superior Courtwww.dccourts.gov/internet/superior/main.jsf
 
Court of Appeals Opinionswww.dccourts.gov/internet/opinionlocator.jsf
 

Florida

Court Systemwww.flcourts.org
 
Circuit Courtswww.flcourts.org/florida-courts/trial-courts-circuit.stml
 
County Courtswww.flcourts.org/florida-courts/trial-courts-county.stml
 
Supreme Court, District Court of Appeal Opinionswww.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/opinions.shtml
 
Supreme Court, District Court of Appeal Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Florida
 

Georgia

Court Systemwww.georgiacourts.org
 
Trial Courtswww.georgiacourts.org/content/trial-courts?menu=main
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.gasupreme.us/opinions/2015-opinions/
 
Court of Appeals Opinionswww.gaappeals.us/opinions.php
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Georgia
 

Guam, Territory of

Court Systemwww.guamsupremecourt.com/index.html
 
Superior Courtwww.guamsupremecourt.com/superior.html
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.guamsupremecourt.com/Opinions/opinions.html
 

Hawaii

Court Systemwww.courts.state.hi.us
 
Trial Courtswww.courts.state.hi.us/courts/courts.html
 
Supreme Court Opinionshawaii.gov/jud/ctops.htm
 
Intermediate Court of Appeals Opinionshawaii.gov/jud/ctops.htm
 
Supreme Court, Intermediate Court of Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Hawaii
 

Idaho

Court Systemwww.isc.idaho.gov
 
Trial Courtswww.isc.idaho.gov/district-courts
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionswww.isc.idaho.gov/appeals-court/opinions
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Idaho
 

Illinois

Court Systemwww.state.il.us/court/
 
Trial Courtswww.state.il.us/court/CircuitCourt/default.asp
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.state.il.us/court/Opinions/recent_supreme.asp
 
Appellate Court Opinionswww.state.il.us/court/Opinions/recent_appellate.asp
 

Indiana

Court Systemwww.courts.in.gov
 
Trial Courtswww.in.gov/judiciary/2808.htm
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/archsup.html
 
Court of Appeals Opinionswww.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/archapp.html
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Tax Court Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Indiana
 

Iowa

Court Systemwww.iowacourts.gov
 
Trial Courtswww.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Courts/District_Courts/
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Courts/Supreme_Court/Supreme_Court_Opinions/Opinions_Archive/
 
Court of Appeals Opinionswww.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Court_of_Appeals_Opinions/Opinions_Archive/
 

Kansas

Court Systemwww.kscourts.org
 
Trial Courtswww.kscourts.org/kansas-courts/district-courts/default.asp
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionswww.kscourts.org/Cases-and-Opinions/Date-of-Release-list/default.asp
 

Kentucky

Court Systemcourts.ky.gov
 
Circuit Courtscourts.ky.gov/courts/Pages/CircuitCourt.aspx
 
District Courtscourts.ky.gov/courts/Pages/districtCourt.aspx
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionsapps.courts.ky.gov/supreme/sc_opinions.shtm
 

Louisiana

Court Systemwww.lasc.org
 
District Courtswww.lasc.org/links.asp#DistrictCourts
 
City and Parish Courtswww.lasc.org/links.asp#CityandParishCourts
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.lasc.org/news_releases/default.asp
 
Court of Appeal Opinionswww.lasc.org/links.asp#CourtsofAppeal
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeal Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Louisiana
 

Maine

Court Systemwww.courts.state.me.us
 
Superior Courtwww.courts.state.me.us/maine_courts/superior/index.shtml
 
District Courtswww.courts.state.me.us/maine_courts/district/index.shtml
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.courts.state.me.us/opinions_orders/supreme/publishedopinions.shtml
 
Supreme Court Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/court/me-supreme-judicial-court
 

Maryland

Court Systemwww.courts.state.md.us
 
Circuit Courtswww.courts.state.md.us/circuit/index.html
 
District Courtswww.courts.state.md.us/district/index.html
 
Orphans' Courtwww.courts.state.md.us/orphanscourt/index.html
 
Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals Opinionswww.courts.state.md.us/opinions/opinions.html
 
Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Maryland
 

Massachusetts

Court Systemwww.mass.gov/courts/
 
Trial Courtswww.mass.gov/courts/court-info/trial-court/
 
Supreme Judicial Court, Appeals Court Opinionswww.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/case-information/appellate-opinions/
 
Supreme Judicial Court, Appeals Court, Superior Court Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Massachusetts
 

Michigan

Court Systemcourts.mi.gov
 
Trial Court Directorycourts.mi.gov/Self-help/Directories/Pages/trial-court-directory.aspx
 
Trial Court Overviewcourts.mi.gov/courts/trialcourts/pages/default.aspx
 
Court of Claimscourts.mi.gov/courts/coc/pages/default.aspx
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionscourts.mi.gov/opinions_orders/Pages/default.aspx
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Michigan
 

Minnesota

Court Systemwww.mncourts.gov
 
Trial Courtswww.mncourts.gov/?page=238
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.mncourts.gov/?page=230
 
Court of Appeals Opinionswww.mncourts.gov/?page=433
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionsmn.gov/lawlib/archive/index.html
 

Mississippi

Court Systemcourts.ms.gov
 
Trial Courtscourts.ms.gov/trialcourts/trialcourts.html
 
Supreme Court Opinionscourts.ms.gov/appellate_courts/sc/scdecisions.html
 
Court of Appeals Opinionscourts.ms.gov/appellate_courts/coa/coadecisions.html
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Mississippi
 

Missouri

Court Systemwww.courts.mo.gov
 
Trial Courtswww.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=321
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionswww.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=12086&dist=Opinions%20Supreme
 

Montana

Court Systemcourts.mt.gov
 
District Courtscourts.mt.gov/dcourt/default.mcpx
 
Courts of Limited Jurisdictioncourts.mt.gov/lcourt/default.mcpx
 
Water Courtcourts.mt.gov/water/default.mcpx
 
Workers' Compensation Courtcourts.mt.gov/workers_comp/default.mcpx/default.mcpx
 
Supreme Court Opinionssearchcourts.mt.gov/
 
Supreme Court Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/court/mt-supreme-court/
 

Nebraska

Court Systemsupremecourt.ne.gov
 
Trial and Appellate Court Directorysupremecourt.ne.gov/4853/nebraska-judicial-system
 
Supreme Court Opinionssupremecourt.ne.gov/sc/opinions
 
Court of Appeals Opinionssupremecourt.ne.gov/coa/opinions
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Nebraska
 

Nevada

Court Systemwww.nevadajudiciary.us
 
Trial and Appellate Court Directorynvcourts.gov/Supreme/How_Do_I/Find_a_Court/
 
Supreme Court Opinionsnvcourts.gov/Supreme/Decisions/Advance_Opinions
 
Supreme Court Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Nevada
 

New Hampshire

Court Systemwww.courts.state.nh.us
 
Superior Courtswww.courts.state.nh.us/superior/index.htm
 
Circuit Courtswww.courts.state.nh.us/circuitcourt/index.htm
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.courts.state.nh.us/supreme/opinions/index.htm
 
Supreme Court Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/New%20Hampshire
 

New Jersey

Court Systemwww.judiciary.state.nj.us
 
Trial Courtswww.judiciary.state.nj.us/njcourts-10.htm
 
Trial and Appellate Court Directory
(links under "Courts" in top navigation bar)
www.judiciary.state.nj.us
 
Supreme Court and Appellate Division Opinionswww.judiciary.state.nj.us/opinions/index.htm
 
Supreme Court, Appellate Division and Other Opinionsnjlaw.rutgers.edu/
 

New Mexico

Court Systemwww.nmcourts.com
 
Trial Courtswww.nmcourts.com/othercourts.php
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionswww.nmcompcomm.us/nmcases/NMAR.aspx
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/New%20Mexico
 

New York

Court Systemwww.courts.state.ny.us
 
Trial and Appellate Court Directorywww.courts.state.ny.us/courts/
 
Court of Appeals, Appellate Division Opinionswww.courts.state.ny.us/reporter/
 
Court of Appeals Opinionswww.courts.state.ny.us/ctapps/decisions.htm
 
Court of Claims Opinionswww.nycourts.gov/COURTS/nyscourtofclaims/decisions.shtml
 

North Carolina

Court Systemwww.nccourts.org
 
Trial Courtswww.nccourts.org/County/Default.asp
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionsappellate.nccourts.org/opinions/
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/North%20Carolina
 
Administrative Law Decisionswww.ncoah.com/hearings/decisions/
 

North Dakota

Court Systemwww.ndcourts.gov
 
Trial Courtswww.ndcourts.gov/court/Counties/Counties.htm
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.ndcourts.gov/Search/Opinions.asp
 
Intermediate Court of Appeals Opinionswww.ndcourts.gov/Opinions/cite/NDApp.htm
 

Northern Mariana Islands, Commonwealth of the

Court Systemwww.justice.gov.mp
 
Trial Courtswww.justice.gov.mp/Superior_Court_new.html
 
Supreme Court Opinions, Superior Court Orderswww.cnmilaw.org/judicialbranch.html
 

Ohio

Court Systemwww.sconet.state.oh.us
 
Trial Courtswww.sconet.state.oh.us/JudSystem/trialCourts/default.asp
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Claims Opinionswww.sconet.state.oh.us/ROD/docs/?source=0
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Claims, Trial Court Opinionswww.findlaw.com/casecode/ohio.html
 

Oklahoma

Court Systemwww.oscn.net
 
Trial Courtswww.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=COURTS
 
Workers' Compensation Courtwww.owcc.state.ok.us/
 
Supreme Court, Court of Civil Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions
(recent)
www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=NEWDECISIONS
 
Supreme Court, Court of Civil Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions
(historic)
www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/index.asp?ftdb=STOKCS&level=1
 

Oregon

Court Systemcourts.oregon.gov
 
Circuit Courtscourts.oregon.gov/OJD/courts/circuit/pages/index.aspx
 
Other Trial Courtscourts.oregon.gov/OJD/courts/OtherCourts/pages/index.aspx
 
Tax Courtcourts.oregon.gov/Tax/pages/index.aspx
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.publications.ojd.state.or.us/Pages/OpinionsSC.aspx
 
Court of Appeals Opinionswww.publications.ojd.state.or.us/Pages/OpinionsCOA.aspx
 

Pennsylvania

Court Systemwww.pacourts.us
 
Trial and Appellate Court Directorywww.pacourts.us/courts/
 
Common Pleas Court Directorywww.pacourts.us/courts/courts-of-common-pleas/individual-county-courts
 
Supreme Court, Superior Court, Commonwealth Court Opinionswww.pacourts.us/courts/supreme-court/court-opinions/
 
Supreme Court, Superior Court, Commonwealth Court Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Pennsylvania
 

Puerto Rico, Commonwealth of

Court Systemwww.ramajudicial.pr
 
Trial Courtswww.ramajudicial.pr/sistema/instancia.htm
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.ramajudicial.pr/opiniones/index.html
 

Rhode Island

Court Systemwww.courts.ri.gov
 
Superior Courthttps://www.courts.ri.gov/Courts/SuperiorCourt/Pages/default.aspx
 
District Courthttps://www.courts.ri.gov/Courts/districtcourt/Pages/default.aspx
 
Workers' Compensation Courthttps://www.courts.ri.gov/courts/workerscompensationcourt/Pages/default.aspx
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.courts.ri.gov/Courts/SupremeCourt/Pages/Opinions%20and%20Orders%20Issued%20in%20Supreme%20Court%20Cases.aspx
 
Supreme Court Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Rhode%20Island
 
Superior Court Decisionswww.courts.ri.gov/Courts/SuperiorCourt/Pages/Decisions.aspx
 

South Carolina

Court Systemwww.judicial.state.sc.us
 
Trial Court Directory
(links under "Trial Courts" in top navigation bar)
www.judicial.state.sc.us/
 
Administrative Law Courtwww.scalc.net/decisions.aspx
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.judicial.state.sc.us/opinions/indexSCPub.cfm
 
Court of Appeals Opinionswww.judicial.state.sc.us/opinions/indexCOAPub.cfm
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/South%20Carolina
 

South Dakota

Court Systemujs.sd.gov
 
Trial Court Directoryujs.sd.gov/About_the_Courts/
 
Supreme Court Opinionsujs.sd.gov/Supreme_Court/opinions.aspx
 
Supreme Court Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/South%20Dakota
 

Tennessee

Court Systemwww.tsc.state.tn.us
 
Trial and Appellate Court Directory
(links to courts are on side navigation bar)
www.tsc.state.tn.us/courts
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.tsc.state.tn.us/courts/supreme-court/opinions
 
Court of Appeals Opinionswww.tsc.state.tn.us/courts/court-appeals/opinions
 
Court of Criminal Appeals Opinionswww.tsc.state.tn.us/courts/court-criminal-appeals/opinions
 

Texas

Court Systemwww.courts.state.tx.us
 
Trial and Appellate Court Directorywww.courts.state.tx.us/
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/recent.asp
 
Court of Criminal Appeals Opinionswww.cca.courts.state.tx.us/archives/ophome.asp
 
Court of Appeals Opinions
(select court from list and find opinions link on that court's home page)
www.courts.state.tx.us/courts/coa.asp
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Texas
 

Utah

Court Systemwww.utcourts.gov
 
Trial and Appellate Court Directorywww.utcourts.gov/courts/
 
Map of Trial Court Districtswww.utcourts.gov/directory/directorymap.asp
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionswww.utcourts.gov/opinions
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Utah
 

Vermont

Court Systemwww.vermontjudiciary.org
 
Trial and Appellate Court Directoryhttps://www.vermontjudiciary.org/GTC/default.aspx
 
Supreme Court Opinionslibraries.vermont.gov/law/supreme_court
 
Supreme Court Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Vermont
 

Virgin Islands, Territory of the U.S.

Supreme Courtwww.visupremecourt.org/index.asp
 
Superior Courtwww.visuperiorcourt.org/index.aspx
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.visupremecourt.org/opinions/published_opinions/
 
Superior Court Opinionswww.visuperiorcourt.org/opinions/opinions.aspx
 

Virginia

Court Systemwww.courts.state.va.us
 
Trial and Appellate Court Overviewwww.courts.state.va.us/courts/cib.pdf
 
Circuit Courtswww.courts.state.va.us/courts/circuit/home.html
 
General District Courtswww.courts.state.va.us/courts/gd/home.html
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionswww.courts.state.va.us/search/textopinions.html
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.courts.state.va.us/scndex.htm
 
Court of Appeals Opinions
(published)
www.courts.state.va.us/wpcap.htm
 
Court of Appeals Opinions
(unpublished)
www.courts.state.va.us/wpcau.htm
 

Washington

Court Systemwww.courts.wa.gov
 
Trial and Appellate Court Directorywww.courts.wa.gov/court_dir/
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionswww.courts.wa.gov/opinions/
 
Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Washington
 

West Virginia

Court Systemwww.courtswv.gov
 
Trial Court Directorywww.courtswv.gov/lower-courts/index.html
 
Court of Claimswww.legis.state.wv.us/Joint/courtofclaims.cfm
 
Supreme Court of Appeals Opinionswww.courtswv.gov/supreme-court/opinions.html
 
Supreme Court of Appeals Opinionscaselaw.findlaw.com/courts/West%20Virginia
 

Wisconsin

Court Systemwww.wicourts.gov
 
Trial and Appellate Court Directorywww.wicourts.gov/courts/index.htm
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.wicourts.gov/opinions/supreme.jsp
 
Court of Appeals Opinionswww.wicourts.gov/opinions/appeals.jsp
 

Wyoming

Court Systemwww.courts.state.wy.us
 
District and Circuit Courts
(links to courts are on side navigation bar)
www.courts.state.wy.us
 
Supreme Court Opinionswww.courts.state.wy.us/Home/Opinions
 

OTHER RESOURCES

FindLawwww.findlaw.com/casecode/
 
Google Scholarscholar.google.com
 
Justia.comlaw.justia.com
 
Legal Information at Cornell Law Schoolwww.law.cornell.edu
 
National Indian Tribal Law Library, Tribal Court Decisionswww.narf.org/nill/triballaw/court.html
 
Tribal Court Decisionswww.tribal-institute.org/lists/decision.htm