Free PACER Pilot Program Suspended Pending Evaluation

Barco Law Library reports that the 2-year free PACER pilot program has been suspended pending evaluation. [What is PACER?]

A notice went out that “GPO and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts undertook a pilot to provide free public access to Federal court records at 17 Federal depository libraries through (PACER) ….The pilot has been suspended, pending an evaluation. Once the evaluation is complete, the judiciary and the GPO will determine what steps need to be taken in order to move forward.The pilot is part of GPO’s efforts to increase public access to government information as well as the judiciary’s continuing effort to expand public access to court records.”

Source: Legal Dockets Online Blog