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Notice of Transition to PACER


The U.S. Court of International Trade is joining the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (“PACER”) System on October 1, 2013.  PACER is a centralized service provided by the federal judiciary that allows registered users to run reports and view documents from all federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts. If you already have a PACER account, you will not need to re-register.  If you do not have a PACER account, information about obtaining an account is available at www.pacer.gov

If you intend to do more than simply view public documents (i.e., file documents or view confidential documents), then we encourage you to link your PACER and CM/ECF accounts.  Linking will allow you to file, run reports and view documents from CM/ECF using only your CM/ECF User ID and Password.  In other words, once you link your PACER and CM/ECF accounts, the transition to PACER will have little effect on your current routines.  Instructions on how to link your accounts together and other PACER-related information will be provided on the Court’s website at www.cit.uscourts.gov.

Generally speaking, access to documents, docket sheets or case-specific reports will be $0.10 per page for the public and private attorneys and $0.08 per page for the government (until 2015, and then the government will also be charged $0.10 per page).  The fee will be capped at 30 pages for most documents – for most documents, no fee will be charged beyond the 30th page (see the PACER website for those few documents where charges beyond 30 pages are incurred). No PACER fees will be charged for accessing slip opinions and PACER fees will not be charged until an account holder accrues more than $15.00 in fees in a quarterly billing cycle.  Also, documents served on parties by a Notice of Electronic Filing can be viewed once without incurring any charges.  After this “one free look,” however, charges will begin to incur.  To view the PACER Fee Schedule, visit the PACER website at: www.pacer.gov.

You will not need a PACER account to access information on the Court’s website such as the Rules of the Court, Administrative Orders and Slip Opinions.

To register for a PACER account or receive free training, visit the PACER website at www.pacer.gov.  If you have any questions regarding the registration process, existing accounts or fees, please contact the PACER Service Center at (800) 676-6856 or pacer@psc.uscourts.gov.

Please visit this link for Frequently Asked Questions About CM/ECF and PACER.

                                                                                                                                       Tina Potuto Kimble
                                                                                                                                       Clerk of the Court

August 7, 2013








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