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Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)

PACER is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts via the Internet. PACER is provided by the federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.

For a PACER Overview, click here.

For information about PACER billing, click here.

For the Public Access Fee Schedule, click here.

To register for PACER, click here.

RECAP Plug-in: A group from Princeton University has created a software application or "plug-in" for Firefox called RECAP, which was designed to enable the sharing of court documents on the Internet.  It appears that once a user loads RECAP, any document that he/she subsequently accesses via PACER is automatically sent to a public Internet site.  The full implications of using RECAP or related software are as yet unknown, including whether restricted documents could be inadvertently made available on the public Internet.  Accordingly, fee-exempt PACER users are reminded that information should only be used in accordance with the purpose for which the exemption was granted.  We will post additional information as it becomes available.