Pacer Connect automates the manual processes that litigation attorneys and their support teams execute to obtain dockets from PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records). Pacer Connect automates the process of retrieving documents (pleadings, motions, briefs, etc.) associated with ECF Notifications (Electronic Court Filing Notifications), transmitting an email with a PDF copy of those dockets to entire case teams, and saving a copy of those dockets in a docketing folder under the appropriate client, matter folder in iManage or other document management system.
Pacer Connect also provides a dedicated private web-based search interface for law firm’s attorneys to search Pacer together with an on-premise iManage based repository of all documents attorneys in a firm download from Pacer so that the firm does not incur repeated Pacer charges for downloaded documents multiple times. Once an attorney in a firm downloads a document from Pacer, any future searches for that document will result in the document being pulled from the iManage repository.