Enrollment Law and Legal Definition
Enrollment, in the context of legal judgments, means to officially record a judgment on the "judgment roll," which entry is normally performed by the court clerk. The date of the entry of judgment, rather than the date when the judgment is announced, is the date used for times for appeal and other post-judgment actions.
State statutes often provide that a judgment or decree shall not be a lien upon or bind any property of the defendant, situated out of the county in which such judgment or decree was rendered, until the plaintiff files an abstract of such judgment or decree in the office of the clerk of the circuit court of the county in which such property may be situated. It is the duty of the clerk of the circuit court, on receiving such abstract, and on payment of the fees, to file and enroll the judgment on the judgment roll.. Such judgment or decree will be effective as a lien upon and bind the property of the defendant within the county where it shall be so enrolled from the date of its enrollment.