What Is Document Retrieval, & What Documents Can It Find?

Just because you’re working on a case in one state doesn’t mean that all the information that’s necessary to build your case is readily available to you.

Given how often people move around these days, it’s actually incredibly common for a law firm to need documents located at a courthouse across the country when building a civil, criminal, or workers’ compensation case.

The process of finding and obtaining copies of these documents is called document retrieval, and it isn’t often as easy as it may sound.

What Is Document Retrieval?

Document retrieval is, put simply, the process of finding where certain legal documents are located, and then retrieving any necessary copies of those legal documents.

In many cases, this process is a little more complex than simply calling up a courthouse and asking for copies of a specific item. You may not know where the documents are located, or the case number, and there even may be specific authorizations required to get the information.

When it comes to finding the documents you need, our team ensures that we understand the various rules and laws in each jurisdiction.

We use various databases and other sources of information to find the documents you need, submitting all proper forms and speaking to just the right people to get answers. This gets the correct documents into your hands faster than if you were to conduct the research yourself, leaving you open to focus on all the other important aspects of your case.

What Documents Can Be Found?

With document retrieval services, we can help you track down nearly any type of legal document that is public record. 

Some common documents we are asked to retrieve include:

  • Marriage licenses
  • Death certificates
  • Birth certificates
  • Complaints
  • Property transfers
  • Land records
  • Deeds
  • Orders of judgment
  • Divorce records
  • Publicly available evidence
  • Subpoenas

Many of our clients turn to our document retrieval services to help them save time while getting the information they need. 

Rather than forcing someone on their team to spend hours searching online and waiting on the phone, our team can handle the whole document retrieval process, allowing them to work on their case.

Nationwide Document Retrieval Services

We have the knowledge, experience, tools, and connections necessary to help you find the documents you need for your case. Whether you need help with finding just one document in one case or you know you’ll need frequent assistance, we’ve got an option for you. Call Torri’s Legal Services today for a quote!

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