Introduction to the Guide
A. Becoming a Filing User will cause a participant to receive e-mail updates (or electronic notices) of case activity. An attorney will NOT receive these electronic notices for all activity in ALL cases, he or she will just get notices from cases the attorney has made an appearance in.
B. These e-mails can be received in one of two ways.
Both e-mail formats include the case name, the case number, the docket text for the filing, a hyperlink to the case, and a hyperlink to the document filed.
A. The hyperlink to the document affords a Filing User “one free look” at the document. The first time this link is clicked on the document will be brought up on the Filing User’s screen at which point it can be printed or saved on the Filing User’s computer without charge. Accessing the document though subsequent clicks on that hyperlink will result in the normal charges incurred through Pacer.
A Filing User can have the electronic notices sent to multiple e-mail accounts at the same time. This may be helpful if you wish to have a central repository in your firm for all e-mails or if you wish to have you assistant or paralegal also receive the e-mails. Each e-mail account is allowed the “one free look” tied to that individual e-mail address.