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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

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Kimm

Psst - Feb. 25, 2013 has not happened yet.

Brian Wolfman

Thanks, Kimm. I've corrected by error. I hate antecedent futurity as much as you do! -Brian

Brian Wolfman

That would be MY error!

Jean

Two reasons I think the records are too hard to access:

1. Understanding and registering for PACER is one of the most-used skills I learned in law school. Non-lawyers don't know PACER exists, and when they do, they don't use it. There's no good reason for that.

2. In my experience at private firms, the government, and non-profits, the differential use of PACER is apparent. Within the firms, no one cares how much you use PACER; within the government, it's very difficult to even GET a PACER account; within non-profits, you're asked to be careful how much you download. That creates an unnecessary disadvantage that piles on top of many others.

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