When searching for upcoming court cases, the U.S. Courts website provides tools to find information about cases from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts. LegalDockets.com provides resources to locate federal and state court case information.
Public Access to Court Electronic Records is a public service that provides online access to federal case information nationwide, according to U.S. Courts. Users are required to register to use PACER, and there is a per-page fee charged for each search.
LegalDockets.com is a research portal that provides access to resources for locating federal and state court case information throughout the United States. It is a free service, but some resources may charge a fee, as reported by LegalDockets.com. Users are not required to register to access LegalDocket.com; however, a PACER account is needed to access most federal court case information.