Public court records aren’t quite public. By that, we don’t quite mean that if you are called to court for something that a basic background check won’t pull it, but we are referring to the actual court record. In case you were wondering, if you wanted to pull back a public case record, it costs around 10 cents per page. That doesn’t seem like a lot, but it adds up pretty quickly especially if you are pulling multiple cases. The U.S. federal court system has a document database called PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records). If you are interested in looking at a court transcript, you have to first make an account and then order the specific document you are looking for. Once you register, you can search for a case in the federal court where the case was filed, or search the nationwide index of federal court cases. If you want a free option, court proceedings are open to the public, and case records can be reviewed free of charge in courthouse clerks’ offices during business hours.