Docketing Statement Law and Legal Definition

Docketing statement is a statement that is filed at the beginning of the appeal. The docketing statement facilitates efficient processing of appeals by allowing the court of appeal to quickly identify jurisdictional problems, and appropriate settlement cases. It contains information about the parties, the lower court proceeding, and the final judgment of the appellate court in order to determine Supreme Court’s jurisdiction over the appeal or not. The docketing statement is the tool by which the court and the parties determine if the resolution of an appeal can be shortened.