**February 12, 2020 update: Starting August 1, 2020, PacerMonitor will no longer offer free subscriptions to IRE members. Instead they will offer a 50% discount which, for IRE members, will be $24.50/mo for their Plus plan and $49.50/mo for their Professional plan. Members who currently have free subscriptions will find those subscriptions ending July 31. They have the option of converting to a discounted plan.
IRE is proud to announce its newest partnership: PacerMonitor. The agreement will provide IRE members free access to PacerMonitor’s advanced tools and extensive database of more than 3 million PACER documents.
PacerMonitor is a legal research tool created to help people follow federal court cases. Founded in 2011 by former corporate restructuring professional Joe Rosen, PacerMonitor has expanded from its initial focus on bankruptcy and now includes all federal courts, making it a useful tool for many reporters and editors.
The partnership provides IRE members a free one-year PacerMonitor Enterprise subscription, which includes full database access, advanced searching capabilities and the ability to set up alerts. IRE members just need their own PACER credentials to take advantage of this offer.
“We are truly excited for this partnership after hearing and seeing the success many of our reporter subscribers have found using our service,” said PacerMonitor’s Christopher Mayfield.
“With the help of our alerting system, users have been able to break news and deliver excellent, in-depth pieces. We encourage any IRE members to reach out to us with questions to make sure you get the most out of our service.”
Questions about PacerMonitor? Contact Christopher Mayfield at email@example.com.
Want to request your free one-year Enterprise subscription? Current IRE members should email IRE’s membership coordinator Amy Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have not already established your PACER credentials you will need to do that first by going to https://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/pscof/registration.jsf.
More IRE member benefits
Other IRE member benefits include free or discounted access to these premium reporting tools:
- Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep: Tools to clean, analyze and visualize data. To request a free license, please email Amy@ire.org.
- Cometdocs: An online file conversion and storage tool to help journalists deal with PDF files. To request a free license, please email Cometdocs@ire.org.
- SmartProcure: A database of government purchase orders. To request a discount account rate, please email Amy@ire.org.