What are PACER and CM/ECF?

The federal courts provide electronic case management, case filing, and case access for federal cases, including bankruptcy cases. Using CM/ECF, bankruptcy attorneys file petitions and other papers for near-immediate access by the court and other parties. The software also allows the court's staff to manage the docket and distribute orders of the court. PACER provides nationwide access to public federal court dockets and papers. Access charges and limited search abilities mean that most PACER users are interested parties and not casual browsers. PACER is accessed via http://www.pacer.gov, while each bankruptcy court and district court has its own ECF site.

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