A docket shows you all of the court materials involved in the case. It is basically a schedule of a case's proceedings used by courts to track all event,s hearings, filings, and decisions in a case. In most dockets you will find:
Example of a docket: This is the first page of the docket from Hastings Christian Fellowship v. Martinez:
There are websites and databases where you can obtain dockets. Usually you will need the case name or the docket number to locate your case.
It might be difficult to search by docket number because docket numbers are not in a standard format, for example they may or may not include a number for the year and they may contain a mix of numbers, letters and symbols such as parentheses, slashes and dashes.
Below is a list of good websites and databases for locating dockets. Bloomberg Law.is often the best docket resource for UC Hastings students.