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Audio from Selected Courts to be Available on PACER this Summer

"Continuing its efforts to enhance the transparency of courtroom proceedings, the federal Judiciary is about to launch a pilot project to make digital audio recordings publicly available online," reports The Third Branch.

Five pilot project courts will begin loading the audio files into their CM/ECF systems later this summer where they will be available via PACER. During the six-to-12-month pilot project, access to the audio files will cost 16 cents--eight cents for accessing the docket sheet and another eight cents for selecting the audio file.

The five pilot project courts are:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Source: Legal Dockets Online Blog