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Industry comments on the new PacerPro Case Feed

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“PacerPro is on an innovative roll these days. As accolades continue to build for the docket-access startup, its developers are upping the ante with new functionality.”

Evan Melluzzo, Director of Docketing & Court Services at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

“A one-stop shop for all NEFs and associated filings, the new Case Feed is a user-friendly alternative to email that makes it easy to understand case activity at a glance.”

Joseph Gratz, Litigation Partner, Durie Tangri LLP

“The PacerPro Case Feed helps me keep on top of cases I have pending in courts all over the country. I can see, on one screen, what’s happened today, and it lets me instantly pull up all of the day’s filings to make sure I haven’t missed an email going by.”

Robin Brewer, Litigation Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP

“PacerPro’s case feed feature is a huge improvement over having to dig through my email to find the documents I need. It provides me the information I need faster and more efficiently than any other method in existence.”

PacerPro Launches Case Feed

Cut down on your email. Get better visibility into your cases.

San Francisco, CA—March 22, 2016—PacerPro, the smarter way to access PACER, today launched Case Feed, a feature that provides all team members, including lawyers, paralegals and docketing personnel, personalized feeds showing all activity in their cases in real­time chronological order.

“PacerPro’s new Case Feed provides access, organization and transparency ­ both across cases and across departments,” said Gavin McGrane, PacerPro’s founder and CEO. “It also plays a key role in getting email inboxes under control during litigation.”

Never Miss A Filing

The feature works by automatically retrieving electronically filed documents in cases in which the law firm is involved. When PACER sends a notice of electronic filing (NEF) indicating a new docket entry in a case, PacerPro immediately updates Case Feed with the PDFs of the filings.

The Case Feed is organized in chronological order and shows all docket activity across cases for a particular user. When a user clicks on any item in the activity list, the full PDF of the court filing is displayed to the right of the item. By scanning the feed, users can easily understand at a glance what’s happening in all of their cases.

Admin Case Feeds are available, providing managers visibility into case activity across practice groups, and offices.

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The feature works in conjunction with PacerPro’s Pdfs ­to ­go service, which automatically distributes all NEFs via email, with PDF filings attached, to distribution lists created by users.

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“With these two features, Case Feed and Pdfs ­t o­go, PacerPro ensures that everyone on the case team – from paralegals to lawyers, from docketing clerks to clients and co­-counsel – not only know what’s happening when it happens, but can effortlessly organize, track and access on­-going activity,” McGrane said.

These features also provide the benefit of greatly reducing PACER costs by eliminating repetitive downloads. PACER’s NEFs allow only one free download of an electronic filing, with regular PACER fees charged for subsequent downloads. With PacerPro’s Case Feed, everyone on a team has access to the documents and can download them as often as they need.

“Litigation workflows are broken, with team members relying on an unreliable mix of court notices, paralegal emails, attorney forwards, and archaic document management systems to keep track of their cases,” said McGrane. “It’s a distracting, inefficient mess that’s bad for law firms and bad for clients.

“We clean this up, providing a streamlined, reliable dashboard where you and the rest of your team can find what you need, when you need it.”

About PacerPro

Founded by an experienced civil litigation attorney, PacerPro makes it easy – and cost effective – to find and manage the PACER filings you need. In a competitive, fast paced legal environment, PacerPro is the PACER upgrade you’ve been waiting for.

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Anna McGrane

anna@pacerpro.com

PACERPRO LITIGANT PROFILER

PacerPro, the smarter way to use PACER, announced the launch of its Litigant Profiler, a tool that provides a 360-degree view of litigation activity by companies, individuals and the lawyers who represent them. By tapping directly into PACER’s Case Locator system in real- time, the Litigant Profiler provides competitive and strategic intelligence that is not only thorough, but also up to the moment. Users are able to quickly and cost-effectively understand the litigation landscape thanks to PacerPro’s data visualizations and robust filtering tools.

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The Director of Library Services at Arnold & Porter, Jim Shelar, reports:

We tested PacerPro’s litigant profiler, which leverages PACER’s case locator service, against other legal search services we have (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Courthouse news, etc.) and found that PacerPro retrieved more cases than any of the other services. The searching is much more accurate than the others and offers superior filtering capabilities as well.

Business Research Librarian Cheryl Halvorsen at Blank Rome reports:

I tested PacerPro’s service right after using another similar product. PacerPro brought back cases the other product missed.

John Digilio, National Library Manager at Reed Smith, comments:

With a few simple clicks, researchers can quickly and almost effortlessly generate a nationwide look at any party’s litigation profile. . . This is hot functionality, folks. Think of the time you just saved on having to compile that list yourselves!

Richard Reiben, who joined the PacerPro sales team after 32 years West/Thompson Reuters, comments:

The big players provide a lot of great functionality – but, no one can do everything. That’s where we come in, providing unique, high quality tools that effectively address the widely acknowledged pain points caused by working with PACER.

WHY TOP FIRMS USE PACERPRO

Why Use PacerPro?

Last year, we hosted an hour- long panel moderated by legal technology writer Bob Ambrogi and comprised of Quinn Emanuel’s library director, Schulte Roth’s managing clerk, and a senior legal secretary at Susman Godfrey.

Highlights follow.

The full broadcast is available here.

Reduce PACER Fees

Mr. Ambrogi: Dale, you’re a library director at Quinn Emanuel. What got you interested in PacerPro?

Mr. Jachlewski: Cost savings. That was the first thing that appealed to me, and I took it to my COO, and it’s sorta like pulling teeth to get them to approve new subscriptions. So the big selling point for my boss was cost savings.

Mr. Ambrogi: What have you seen in terms of the cost issue?

Mr. Jachlewski: About 25 to 30 percent…I took a look at the bills, and [previously] we did have those multiple downloads.

Dale Jachlewski, Quinn Emanuel. LISTEN.

Save Time

“If you have never tried to download 44 exhibits plus a main document, you just haven’t lived yet. It can take forever. And because we have some heavy rainmakers here who have lots of cases there are some secretaries who bog down all day with ECFs. We actually have administrative assistants here who spend a lot of their day doing nothing but downloading ECFs, changing the name, putting them back in an email, and sending them back to the secretary [for distribution to the trial team]. [With PacerPro] that has been virtually eliminated.”

Peggy Wallace, Susman GodfreyLISTEN.

Improve Workflow

“I had an e-filing a couple weeks ago, it was late at night, it was a little before midnight, we had a deadline. I texted [the partner] once I had e-filed the document, and I’m like, ‘did you get the PacerPro hit?’ and he was like, ‘yes, it’s awesome.’”

Evan Melluzzo, Schulte Roth. LISTEN.

Keep the whole office happy

“My boss is happy, which is good. The attorneys love the ECF alerts and the tracking. And the paralegals love the bulk download. I haven’t had any negative feedback at all. I mean literally, nobody. People want to buy drinks for Gavin when he’s in town.”

“We’re pretty happy with it. It’s like, where have you been all our lives?”

Dale Jachlewski, Quinn Emanuel. LISTEN.