Digital Audio Files (PACER)
- From Docket Entry
Last Updated: December 1,
audio file is embedded as an attachment to a pdf document that
is entered on the docket and will be made available through the
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.
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
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."
The icon indicates
an audio file is attached.
Select the document
The pdf will
open in Adobe Acrobat.
Click the Paperclip
If the following
screen appears, select "Open this File" and click
In Adobe Acrobat:
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
Double click on the .mp3file.
The "Launch attachment" will appear.
Your Media Player should open and you should be able
to listen to the audio file.