PACER’s 20th Anniversary

The federal PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) system — the electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from U.S. appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and to search via the U.S. Party/Case Index — is 20 years old.

Story at Legal Research Plus which links to The Third Branch: Newsletter of the Federal Courts


I think everyone that is interested in Federal cases should get a PACER account. If you only look at a few per year, there is no charge.

The charge is eight cents per page, but if your bill for the calendar year is under ten bucks they just zero it out! That is 125 free pages of legal research.

Last year my bill was about $43. It is a bargain, it sure beats driving to the Courthouse.

There is no signup charge. Sign up here.

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