Originally Posted by ale801
... It is close to impossible to contact court's judgement dept to get copy of the judgement. ...
Have you tried sending the court clerk (or judgment department, if that's what it's called) a self-addressed, stamped envelope, along with the fee they charge for copying?
If that won't work, contact a law firm or process server in the area. For a fee, they will go to the courthouse and get a copy for you.