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What are the differences between ECF and Pacer?

PACER refers to Public Access Court Electronic Records.  Pacer allows one to view case information at a cost. In essence you need a PACER account to see what you filed in ECF. The acronym ECF refers to the Electronic Case Filing system.  ECF allows attorneys and limited filer’s access to filing their documents directly with the court 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Gaining account access to ECF is also determined by each court in the Federal System.
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