Introducing The New Way to RECAP

Michael Lissner

For over a decade, the RECAP Extensions have liberated documents from the PACER system. One by one, our users have sent us millions of documents, which we have built into one of the largest open databases of federal court filings in the country.

While this system works well, sometimes it didn't feel like enough. Lawyers and litigants get notification emails from PACER that contain links to download PACER documents for free. Why weren't we getting those documents too?

Well, today we take the first step in changing that.

Starting today, litigants and lawyers that receive PACER notification emails can add the following email address to their account:

Once that email is added to your PACER account, we will get the same notifications you do (yours will be unchanged). When we get the notification, we'll download the available PDF and add it to our system. It's that simple. You add it once, we RECAP all your notifications going forward.

This is the first piece of a larger system we have been working on for over a year. We'll have more to say about the rest of it soon.

How do I start using

Getting started is very simple. Just add as a secondary recipient in your PACER account. If you haven't done that before, check out our help docs for more details: FAQs

I want more. Can I have a personalized email address instead, and get personalized emails?

Yes. We'll have a whole blog post about this soon, but in the meantime, check out the help page here.

If you're logged in, the help page will give you your personal email address. It's beta for now, but ready to try.

I have questions

We thought you might! We have a help page with more details: FAQs

And of course, we welcome your comments and questions.

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