The U.S. Party/Case Index provides basic information about most civil, criminal, appellate, and bankruptcy cases filed in the federal courts and allows users to search by name or social security number in the bankruptcy index, by name and nature of suit in the civil index, by defendant name in the criminal index, and by party name in the appellate index. In addition to current information, archived case information is also available for some districts.
Users can access the U.S. Party/Case Index by modem 24 hours a day, including weekends, by calling (800) 974-8896 or (210) 530-6320. A valid login and password are required and the standard $.60 per minute public access fee applies. To register as a PACER user, contact the PACER Service Center. Telephone: (800) 676-6856.