Tracking Bankruptcy Cases Just Got a Lot Easier

Posted by Hawk on June 21, 2013

If you check PACER daily to track a multitude of bankruptcy cases, we have good news for you: Auto docket updates. This feature automates a tedious process to save you a ton of time. Of course the bad news is you may now have to tend to your other duties:

Judge: Is there any reason you could not serve as a juror in this case?
Juror: I don't want to be away from my job that long.
Judge: Can't they do without you at work?
Juror: Yes, but I don't want them to know it.  1

With auto docket updates or "Docket Alerts" as we call it, you will be able to auto-update any docket. You no longer need to individually search for dozens of cases and manually update each docket. You just choose the day and time for the update, say 8am eastern, and then choose the frequency, say every 24 hours. The range for the frequency can be set from every one hour to every one week.

To get the information you need from the auto-updates, you can also set email alerts:

  • Get an email of all new docket entries,
  • Get an email of docket entries only matching certain keywords, or
  • Don’t set alerts and just check your single view