PACER stands for Public Access to Court Electronic Records. It is an Internet based service that lets an online legal research professional or anyone else to have access to case and docket information from District and Bankruptcy courts, the U.S. Party/Case Index and the Federal Appellate. Being a service of the US judiciary, the PACER service center offers links to all US courts and the different data bases that are maintained by each one of them. It is also a very quick and easy service and one can get many important case details at PACER. What are the types of details available?
- Day wise listing of cases
- Case record dates and details
- Claims registry
- Cause of action/ money demanded etc
- List of all judges, attorneys trustees etc
- Case document type details
- Copies of documents
- Court opinions
This paid service offered by PACER is very useful for the litigators, legal research and law communities. Charges are just 0.08 $ per page. Instant registration can be done at the following link http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/register.html . During legal or litigation research services like PACER is very convenient as it is an inexpensive method of accessing precedent database that is growing by the moment.
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