Depending on state law, civil cases allow individuals to schedule hearings by filing a motion, or noticed motion, according to the Superior Court of California. Motions are often urgent, and when using the ex parte motio... More » Government & Politics Law

The First Judicial District Court of Pennsylvania, San Mateo County Superior Court and the Spokane County District Court have online portals to check court hearing schedules, as of November 2015. These websites also have... More » Government & Politics Public Records

A dispositional hearing in adult criminal court is a hearing at which a plea is entered on the record before the judge. A dispositional hearing in a civil case is usually set when the parties have a proposed agreement an... More »

A court transcript that is deemed public record can be purchased by private citizens and attorneys through the court reporter of the hearing, according to the Superior Court of California. A court transcript is a word-fo... More » Government & Politics Law

Cases that go to the Santa Clara Superior Court include all criminal and civil cases, appeals of small claims cases and civil cases worth less than $25,000, and appeals of misdemeanors, notes Superior Court of California... More » Government & Politics Law

California probation laws include requirements to pay court-ordered fines and appear at designated court hearings. California law gives a judge the authority to ascertain probation eligibility. Both felony crimes and mis... More »

A case number may be used to check court appearance dates based on the court calendar or through a case access system supplied by some courts in the United States, according to the Superior Court of California in Santa C... More »