Listening to Digital Audio Files (PACER)
- From Docket Entry

Last Updated: December 1, 2015

An audio file is embedded as an attachment to a pdf document that is entered on the docket and will be made available through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system. Audio files of court proceedings specified by Judge Hastings may be accessed in our CM/ECF system by the second business day after the Judge makes the specification. The clerk's office will not entertain requests for publication of digital audio recordings of a particular trial or hearing.

PACER users will be charged $2.40 per audio file to download the embedded digital audio file. Registered CM/ECF users who are attorneys of record on the case will receive a first 'free look' in the Notice of Electronic Filing.

The digital recording is a copy of a court proceeding and is provided as a convenience to the public. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 753(b) "[n]o transcripts of the proceedings of the court shall be considered as official except those made from the records certified by the reporter or other individual designated to produce the record."

From the docket:

  • The icon indicates an audio file is attached.

  • Select the document number.

  • The pdf will open in Adobe Acrobat.

  • Click the Paperclip Icon.

  • Double click on .mp3file.

  • If the following screen appears, select "Open this File" and click "OK".

In Adobe Acrobat:   

Version 8x:

  • Select the "paperclip" icon (see example above).  If you do not have the capability to view the "paperclip" icon, the tabs will need to be reset.  In Adobe Acrobat select -- View>Navigation Panels>Reset Panels.

  • Double click on the .mp3file. The "Launch attachment" will appear.

  • Select "OK".  Your Media Player should open and you should be able to listen to the audio file.

Version 7x:

  • Select the "Attachments" tab on the bottom left side of screen (see example above). If you do not have the capability to view the "Attachment" tab, the tabs will need to be reset. In Adobe Acrobat select -- View>Navigation Panels>Reset Panels.

 

 

 

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