An article from the Texas Lawyer reports that Texas is planning to launch a PACER-like court records system this year. Many of you may remember that PACER is the federal court records system that allows courts, attorneys, and the public to access federal court dockets and records. The new Texas Registered Access to Court Electronic Records (RACER) system will provide similar access to Texas court records. According to the article, RACER will be available for judges on June 1, attorneys in December, and the general public in the summer of 2017. Full details are not available yet, but the Texas Office of Court Administration indicated that there may be a fee for records that is similar to the PACER system.
Hopefully we will get more information soon about RACER!