How to Search for Rulings on Smart Search
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Searching for Non-CA Rulings

Although the Tentative Rulings tab is only available for California searches, you may still use Smart Search to find rulings outside of California.

 

Why Can’t I Access Tentative Rulings in Other States (Outside CA)?


The Tentative Rulings tab is only available for California searches because the tentative ruling procedure only exists in California!  (See California Rules of Court, rule 3.1308 and other California local rules.)  

 

How Do I Search for Non-CA Rulings?

To search for rulings in states outside of California, we recommend adding the keywords (decision OR order) to the end of your search query on Smart Search, then clicking on the Documents tab to find rulings or orders.  See below for a sample search in Florida: