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Andy_Bach at wiwb.uscourts.gov Andy_Bach at wiwb.uscourts.gov
Fri Apr 9 14:16:33 CDT 2004

*Some* bankruptcy information can be retrieved, cost free via our 800 # 
and the Voice Case Information System" (VB hack hack on an ODBC/sql 
connection to the db) or on-line at pacer.wiwb.uscourts.gov.  District 
court cases (criminal and civil - say, if you were to have been tried 
and/or convicted of a federal crime in Wisconsin) is available at 

Just about every judicial 'district' will have a VCIS line and a version 
those web sites for the 2 court units (bk and dist ct.) - to decode the 
unique string; "wiwb" stands for WIsconsin Western Bankruptcy; IL for 
example has 3 (I believe) districts, North, Central and South - ILN(B|D), 

However, on-line info requires a (free) login and 7 cents a page, though 
they don't charge (at this point) if you are under 10 or 20 bucks per 
quarter, due to the billing costs etc.  You can go to the Pacer Service 
Center psc.uscourts.gov for more info.

As of last Nov. we began redacting SSN info from the on-line systems. 


Andy Bach, Sys. Mangler
Internet: andy_bach at wiwb.uscourts.gov 
VOICE: (608) 261-5738  FAX 264-5932

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