Public Records Research: Sources, Search Tips and Legal Basics

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Washington, D.C.
16 September 2007
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PACER Service Center
U.S. Party/Case Index

Enter U.S. Party/Case Index

Not all federal courts participate in the U.S. Party/Case Index. The courts that are listed under the option "Courts not on Index" do not have data available on this index. For a complete nationwide search, those courts need to be searched individually. In some instances for courts that provide data on the U.S. Party/Case Index, the data on the court's PACER system may be more current than what is available on the U.S. Party/Case Index. Use the option "Date Ranges" to determine the currency of data from each court on the index.

An access fee of $.08 ($.07 prior to January 1, 2005) per page, as approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States, will be assessed for access to this service.

A login and password, issued by the PACER Service Center, is required for access to PACER either through the dial-up service or the Internet service. If you do not already have a PACER account, you may register on-line from the PACER Service Center web site at

If you have comments, suggestions or questions, please send email to the PACER Service Center at If your comment(s) pertain to a specific court, please include the name of that court in your email.

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