Using Scribd To Find Legal Documents

The publishing industry continues to change at an alarming rate. San Francisco based Scribd, launched in March 2007, serves as a popular repository for documents, including legal documents. For example, a visitor to the website can find the National Hockey League (NHL) team Phoenix Coyotes bankruptcy petition filed May 5, 2009. Visitors can also search or browse for law or government related documents. Most of this information is also available on PACER for federal courts but PACER requires a fee of $0.08 per page while Scribd is free.  The PACER Service Center is the Federal Judiciary’s centralized registration, billing, and technical support center for electronic access to U.S. District, Bankruptcy, and Appellate court records. With Scribd’s iPaper document reader, anyone can easily upload and immediately share their original works on Scribd.com or any other website. iPaper transforms PDF, Word, PowerPoint and many other file formats into an elegant web display.