Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Enhanced Access to Federal Court Records

The Judicial Conference of the United States recently approved several changes regarding public access to federal court records on PACER. Changes include:
  • Selected digital audio recordings of court hearings (at the discretion of the presiding judge; $2.40 per audio file).
  • No billing unless an account accrues charges of more than $10 per quarter (the former limit was $10 in a year).
  • A pilot project for opinions from up to 12 courts to appear in the Government Printing Office's FDsys service.
For more information, read the press release: Judiciary Approves PACER Innovations to Enhance Public Access.

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