Free Law Project is the leading nonprofit using software, data, and advocacy to make the legal ecosystem more equitable and competitive.
The RECAP Suite helps you liberate and work with court documents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Juriscraper is a scraping library written in Python that gathers data from hundreds of courts each day.
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.
Our database of reporters has information about more than 700 reporters, with more than 1,400 name variations. Build citators, normalize citations, and more.
Tested on a dataset of 16 million opinions, this tool will help you identify any court by name, past or present.
Financial disclosures, appointors, biographical data, schools, jobs, campaign contributions, and more for thousands of state and federal judges.