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Rebecca Fordon co-teaches Advanced Legal Research at UCLA School of Law. She is a Faculty Services Librarian at the UCLA Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library. Previously, Ms. Fordon was a partner at Brown Rudnick LLP in Boston where she counseled clients in bankruptcy and litigation with a focus on commercial finance. Ms. Fordon received her B.A. magna cum laude in Zoology and Humanities from Ohio Wesleyan University. She also earned her J.D. magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law, and her M.L.I.S. from UCLA.

RSS Feeds, PACER, and the Fight for Access to Federal Docket Information

What is RSS and how do federal courts use it? Rebecca Fordon informs us that courts vary in the types of documents they provide via RSS feeds – only about 70% of bankruptcy courts and 50% of district courts provide full feeds. The effort urging courts to fully enable RSS feeds has many advocates and would have a significant positive impact for legal researchers in all sectors.

Subjects: Court Resources, Courts & Technology, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Legal Technology, Public Records, RSS Newsfeeds, United States Law