Court Documents

How do I search for a tentative ruling issued by the court?
How do I download or print a court document?
How do I setup alerts on a case?
How do I file something in court?

How do I search for a tentative ruling issued by the court, or documents issued by either side?

Trellis has a database of tentative rulings and motions.

Finding documents is as simple as a Google search… search by keyword, issue, motion type, opposing counsel, etc., on the Smart Search page. Don’t forget to choose the state if necessary. Then click on the Rulings or the Documents tab.

Some examples:

  • anti-slapp
  • equitable indemnity and contractual indemnity
  • terminating sanctions
  • civil code section 3294
  • motion summary judgment & wrongful termination
  • BC627574

You can also use these modifiers and booleans:

  • judge:abbott
  • “damages” AND “injuries” AND “relief” 
  • “modify” OR “amend”
  • “motion for summary judgment”
  • negligen*
  • “motion” AND (“dismiss” OR “summary”)

And finally, you can fill in the type, judge, and county:

How do I download or print a court tentative ruling or document?

Sometimes it is handy to have a downloaded or printed version of the ruling or document. While viewing a ruling or document click the Download or Print button:

How do I setup alerts on a case?

If you’re following a case that is ongoing, setting up an alert for new rulings is simple.

Just click on your name in the upper-right hand corner, select Settings, and then the Alerts tab. Voilà! You can fill in a case, a judge, a client, or an attorney.

You can also set alerts from the case itself:

How do I file something in court?

Court documents must be filed in the county in which the matter is pending. Trellis is not affiliated with any specific trial court, nor do we assist parties with filing court documents. Please reach out to the applicable court or your counsel regarding your specific inquiry.