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Find a Case

Explore the various options for locating federal court case records electronically, including logging into PACER.

Search for a case in the federal court where the case was filed. This information is updated immediately.

Use the PACER Case Locator to search a nationwide index of federal court cases. This information is updated daily.

Get automated case information for the U.S. Supreme Court and bankruptcy courts by phone.

Look up court opinions from appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts issued after April 2004 through the U.S. Government Publishing Office website.

 Frequently Asked Questions

The Cases Report displays summary data for a range of cases. It can be used to produce a list of open or closed cases between a date range.

The Cases Report can be found under the Reports menu option in CM/ECF. The report is NOT subject to the 30-page limit on PACER charges, so users should use caution when running the report. There are a number of filtering options you can set before running a report to help limit the results.

In district and bankruptcy courts:

Electronic access to Social Security Administration case documents is limited to parties in the case. In addition, documents from criminal cases filed prior to November 1, 2004, are only available electronically to the parties in the case. Contact the clerk's office for information about viewing copies. Criminal documents filed after November 1, 2004, are available electronically through PACER.

In appellate courts:

Viewing certain document types (social security and immigration) in an appellate CM/ECF court may be restricted.