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  • New ABA book shows lawyers alternatives to expensive legal research databases Just published by the American Bar Association, "Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers, Second Edition" by Judy Davis and Carole Levitt directs lawyers to useful and reliable databases and explains how to use them effectively. This edition has updated information...


  • require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us2.list-manage.com","uuid":"70978ecaae47a8baa36f8d2d0","lid":"8d5b67260d"}) })The Federal Courts' docket database PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) is increasing the amount of free searches/documents users can access before generating a bill. In it's October 2019 quarterly newsletter, PACER...


  • The aptly named Twitter robot Big Case Bot automatically follows selected U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal, and Federal District Court cases of note and posts documents from new docket entries to Twitter. U.S. Courts of Appreal and Federal District Court documents are pulled from PACER. U.S. Supreme Court documents are pulled from another source. The documents are included as attachments...


  • The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has restored the majority of the documents removed from PACER in August 2014. Dockets for the following courts (previously removed) have been restored to the PACER system. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...


  • Today I noticed something I've never seen before on the PACER Case Locator search results page - a Filter Results button.   Clicking the Filter Results button opens a pop-up box that allows you to further filter your results by numerous criteria (e.g., Court Type, Court, Year Filed in the screenshot above). Clicking the plus sign next to any of the listed filters expands that filter to...


  • The Washington Post is reporting that the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) "has a plan to restore online access to documents that were controversially removed in August from PACER, the online system for accessing public court records." According to the post to the newspaper's blog, David Sellers, assistant director for public affairs at the AOC, issued the following...


  • In a March 16, 2010 press release, the Judicial Conference of the United States announced "key steps to improve public access to federal courts by increasing the availability of court opinions and expanding the services and reducing the costs for many users of the Public Access to Electronic Court Records (PACER) system." Changes to the PACER system stemming from the announcment, include: Allow[...


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