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What is PACER federal courts?

What is PACER federal courts?

The Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) service provides electronic public access to federal court records. PACER provides the public with instantaneous access to more than 1 billion documents filed at all federal courts. Search a nationwide index of federal court cases.

How do I find a case in the PACER?

Log in to the PACER Case Locator. If you are a registered PACER user, you automatically have access to the PACER Case Locator with your username and password. A search will return the party name, the court where the case is filed, the case number, date filed, and date closed.

Is PACER only for federal cases?

State documents- PACER is a federal system only. Check the California Courts Find My Court and National Center for State Courts for information on similar state court systems. Documents for certain federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Courts.

Who can access Pacer?

PACER is available to anyone who registers for an account. The more than one million PACER users include attorneys, pro se filers, government agencies, trustees, data collectors, researchers, educational and financial institutions, commercial enterprises, the media, and the general public.

How do you find federal court records?

If you’re looking for court records from a case filed in federal court, you can find it by searching on the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) website at https://www.pacer.gov. Most states have records of civil cases and family law cases online, and some have records of traffic violations.

How do you find a lawsuit filed?

To find a pending lawsuit, visit or call the court clerk’s office where the case was filed. You can also use online search engines like the Public Access to Court Electronic Records or electronic access on many courts’ websites. To find a pending lawsuit, visit or call the court clerk’s office where the case was filed.

How do you search for lawsuits?

Lawsuits are public record, and anyone can find information about lawsuits by searching the court’s docket, either online or in person at the county clerk’s office. If the lawsuit is a federal lawsuit, a person can go to the courthouse, or search the court’s electronic filing system for a fee. The filings in most lawsuits are public record.