Watch any TV crime or court drama and you'd think the only things that ever happen in your local court house are high profile trials and dramatic Perry Mason moments. But there are tons of other things that happen everyday in your court house, some of which can probably actually affect your life a lot more than the proceedings that fill the evening news.
So much of what happens in your local courthouse is public record. However, a lot of court websites are hard to use. Finding the exact item you're looking for can be really difficult when it's buried underneath pages and pages of useless information! That can cause a major headache.
Luckily, there's a Web resource out there help you find everything you're looking for in one place. It's done all the heavy lifting for you, so you can easily locate information you need from your local courts. But, that's not all. It's also a great resource for anyone looking to learn more about their local court or general information about how courts work.
No matter where you live, you can find the information you need on this site. The National Center for State Courts has combed through every individual site to set up direct portals to the pages you need.