Pacer is a pay per search system. Anyone may register to join Pacer and will receive a quarterly bill.
The Garbrecht Law Library receives limited funding through the Pacer Education and Access Program
"PACER charges $0.10 per page retrieved. This applies to both the pages of search results and the pages of documents you retrieve. The charge for any single document is capped at $3.00, the equivalent of 30 pages. The cap does not apply to name searches, reports that are not case-specific, and transcripts of federal court proceedings. If you accrue a total of less than $15.00 worth of charges in any given quarter, fees are waived for that quarter."
Types of case materials on Pacer
All materials are related to Federal Cases. PACER is a service of the Federal Court.
What Pacer does not contain.
Pacer does not contain state material.
Pacer coverage varies by district and circuit court.
Pacer is the public access to court records. It is not the Case Management/Court Electronic Records.
Any individual or institution may register for a PACER account. For questions regarding PACER or searching PACER, at the Maine Law Library, please contact the Reference Desk.