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Changes Coming to PACER

PACERHDR.GIFIf you have a PACER account to search federal district court records, you may be interested to know that the Judicial Conference of the United States recently voted to make important changes to fees and records access in PACER. Among the changes:

  • Allow courts to make digital recordings of hearing available through PACER with permission from the presiding judge.
  • Adjust the fee schedule so users aren't billed unless their usage reaches $10 per quarterly billing cycle.
  • Approve a pilot project for some federal and district bankruptcy court opinions to be published online at FDSys, the Government Printing Office's new online database.

If you don't have access to PACER, you can find more information about it here. You can also access PACER free if you visit the clerk's office at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

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