Posts Tagged: Public access to court records

Legal Information / Communication Issues in the FCC Media Report, “Information Needs of Communities”

A number of legal information and legal communication issues are discussed in the U.S. Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) recent report on the state of U.S. media, entitled Information Needs of Communities: The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age (2011). The report’s findings cover the following legal information / communication issues: In recent years, while… Read more »

Yu: Assessing PACER’s Access Barriers

Harlan Yu of the Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) has posted Assessing PACER’s Access Barriers, on the CITP blog Freedom to Tinker. Mr. Yu’s post assesses the preliminary report of a study of PACER by the U.S. federal courts, and described in the new issue of Third Branch. While that report indicates… Read more »

Changes to Access to U.S. Federal Court Records on PACER

Changes intended to enhance public access to U.S. federal court records through the PACER system were announced 16 March 2010 by the Judicial Conference of the United States. PACER is the fee-based legal information service of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) Public Access and Records Management Division. According to the announcement,… Read more »