PACER Continues to Grow

The federal judiciary’s Public Access to Court Electronics Records service attracted more than 50,000 new accounts in the first four months of fiscal year 2011.

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.