New Stats Show PACER Added 50,000 New Accounts in Q1 FY 2010
From a U.S. Courts Announcement:
The federal judiciary’s Public Access to Court Electronics Records [PACER] service attracted more than 50,000 new accounts in the first four months of fiscal year 2010.
There are now nearly 1.2 million PACER accounts in existence. The service allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts.
The PACER Case Locator is a national index for the federal courts. Users may conduct nationwide searches to determine whether or not a party is involved in federal litigation.
The federal judiciary’s current fiscal year began October 1, 2010. There were 13,221 new PACER accounts created in October; 12,485 in November; 11,518 in December; and 13,908 in January 2011.
RECAP is a free extension for Firefox that improves the experience of using PACER, the electronic public access system for the U.S. Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts. It:
Helps you give back: Contributes to a public archive hosted by the Internet ArchiveSaves you money: Shows you when free documents are available
Keeps you organized: Gives you better filenames, enables useful headers
See Also: RECOP (Report of Current Opinions)
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