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The RECAP Suite helps you liberate and work with court documents.

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RECAP Extensions

If you use PACER, install RECAP into your browser. Anything you buy from PACER goes into the RECAP Archive.

Anything somebody else buys is yours free, directly in PACER.

Docket Alerts

Get alerts when federal dockets are updated by our data gathering systems.

@recap.email Notification Handler

Automatically send us a copy of your CM/ECF notifications so they're part of the searchable public record.

If you get NEF notifications, it only takes a minute to set up.


Do you need to gather dockets, PDFs or more from PACER? Use our APIs instead of building your own scraper framework.

X-Ray Redaction Detector

Bad redactions reveal client secrets. X-Ray can help find bad redactions at scale, before they wreck havoc on your firm's reputation.

Webhooks for PACER

Automate your workflow by listening to notifications from PACER and CourtListener.

CourtListener is our archive of legal opinions, filings, judges, and judicial financial records.

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PACER Filings and Dockets

CourtListener has the largest free collection of federal court documents and dockets on the Internet. Our collection grows every day.

Everything we have is fully searchable and accessible on CourtListener.

Opinions Database

CourtListener.com houses an immense collection of searchable orders and opinions.

We gather more opinions from state and federal courts every day, and hope to soon host the first open and comprehensive collection of American case law.

Deep Judge Data

We are creating a groundbreaking database of American magistrates, judges, and justices.

Included in the database is detailed biographical information, over a million disclosure records, and much more.

Home of the RECAP Archive

Every docket and PDF we have is full-text searchable in the RECAP Archive on CourtListener.

The Most Oral Arguments

Courts said they couldn't host oral argument files so we started doing it for them. Now we host the biggest collection of oral argument audio in the world.

Listen online, subscribe to our podcasts, or make custom podcasts of your own.

APIs and Bulk Data

We provide automated access to nearly all of the data we host via APIs, bulk data files, and database replication.

This gives innovators, researchers, and the public a jumpstart on their work.

Case Bots

Our bots will send case updates to Slack, Discord, MS Teams, Google Chat, Twitter or Mastodon. You choose the cases. The bots keep you posted.

Chat Apps

We are building bots for all the popular chat platforms so you can get updates and do research right where you work.

Big Cases Bot

The Big Cases bot follows the most important cases in the country and posts updates on Twitter and Mastodon.

Little Cases Bot

Create and maintain your own bot for Twitter or Mastodon that sends updates about cases you think the public should be following.

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Legal Advocacy

We work to make the legal system better by changing it from within. Among our initiatives are legislation to make PACER free, early research into a FOIA-like law for the federal judicial branch, court-by-court efforts to open legal data, and pushes to support public access to court records.

We Build Tools

To spur innovation in the legal ecosystem, our work is open source and freely available. These tools give organizations and researchers a launchpad for their innovation. View our tools on Github.

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APIs and Replication

We provide APIs for opinions, filings, judges, financial disclosures, and more. For power users, we share our entire database, updated in realtime.

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Juriscraper is a scraping library written in Python that gathers data from hundreds of courts each day.

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Eyecite uses our database of thousands of reporters to find even the most esoteric legal citations in any block of text.

We Build Datasets

Centuries of legal data needs curation and clean up before it can be used and understood. Unfortunately, this work is done over and over again. Enough. We take raw legal data and make it into open datasets.

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Reporters Database

Our database of reporters has information about more than 700 reporters, with more than 1,400 name variations. Build citators, normalize citations, and more.

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Courts Database

Tested on a dataset of 16 million opinions, this tool will help you identify any court by name, past or present.

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Judges Database

Financial disclosures, appointors, biographical data, schools, jobs, campaign contributions, and more for thousands of state and federal judges.

You're in Good Company

When you need legal data, we can help. We work with journalists, researchers, and organizations large and small to get the data they need.

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