Thanks to Carole Levitt, President of Internet for Lawyers, for alerting us to the “key steps to improve public access to feferal courts by increasing the availability of court openions and expanding the services and reducing the costs for many users of the Public Access to Electronic Court Records (PACER) system”.
Below is Carole’s e-mail with a link to an Interner for Lawyers newsitem on the topic.The newsitem in turn contains links to both the March `16, 2010 Judicial Conference Press Release and to The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet.”
March 18, 2010
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.
Buried in the press release is news that a “new version of the [US Party/Case Index] search tool, which includes additional search capabilities and result formats, has been developed and will be deployed under the new name PACER Case Locator this month.”
There is no indication if this new PACER Case Locator will encompass all courts with a unified search, or continue “as is” with the holes in coverage of the existing US Party/Case Index.
For more details see: http://www.netforlawyers.com/content/judicial-conference-announces-changes-pacer