PACER Law and Legal Definition

The term PACER refers to Public Access to Court Electronic Records. The PACER allows access to the records via the internet. Some PACER systems allow access to electronic images of court documents. For instance, case information, the docket and claims register. Subscribers to the PACER system can view the content of the orders made in cases.

The following is an example of a case law on PACER:

Many federal courts and state courts offer public access to docket information through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records system ("PACER"). PACER subscribers may use computers to retrieve electronic case information and court dockets. [Hollins v. Department of Corrections, 191 F.3d 1324, 1326 (11th Cir. 1999)].