Updated PACER Case Locator Now Available

The PACER Case Locator (PCL) is a tool that allows PACER users to search for cases in appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts.

The updated PCL will have a new look, new functions, and new features to help users narrow search results and simplify the case search process. For more information download the PCL User Manual.

Latest enhancements

PCL Welcome Page

These new features will allow you to:

  • Work on more devices

    Responsive design adjusts pages to the user's device based on window or screen size. Responsive Design

  • Save preferred cases.

    PCL Saved Cases

  • Save your most frequent searches.

    PCL Saved Searches

  • Use Simplified or Advanced search screens.


  • Set your preferred landing page.

    (NOTE: The image below is the default landing page.) Searches

  • Update user options.

    Customize your landing page, hide system messages, and select which columns you want to appear on the search results page. User Options