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The PACER Case Locator (PCL) is a national index for district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts. The PCL serves as a search tool for PACER. You may conduct nationwide searches to determine whether or not a party is involved in federal litigation. Each night, subsets of data are collected from the courts and transferred to the PCL.The PACER Case Locator (PCL) is a national index for district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts.

The PCL serves as a search tool for PACER. You may conduct nationwide searches to determine whether or not a party is involved in federal litigation.

PACER Case Locator Features

Use as a one-stop location to search all courts (appellate, bankruptcy, district) for cases.
Save links to your preferred cases using the Saved Cases feature.
Save your frequent searches using the Saved Searches feature.
Customize a simple search to include advanced search features such as region and date range.
Set your preferred landing page to customize your experience.

PACER Pricing

It costs $0.10 per page to access case information; with the cost for a single document capped at $3.00. These fees are waived when users spend $30 or less for the quarter. Learn how these fees work and tips for limiting fees.

Register to use PACER

You must first register for a free PACER account before searching for federal court records online. Register for an account.

Search by Specific Court

For real-time case filings, search by the court where the case is filed. Use the Court CM/ECF Lookup to find the court's specific link or log into PACER and select the court name.

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