In Fight Over Court Records, Free Law Project Joins Others in Asking SCOTUS to Review Sixth Circuit Ruling
Wanting to review a case is all it takes. Nothing more.
Michael Lissner September 1, 2023 Read More Responding to Court Warnings about our Systems
Courts are right to take sealed content seriously. We do too.
Michael Lissner July 13, 2023 Read More Sanford Law Adopts the RECAP Suite to Automate their Workflows
The @recap.email notification handler helps Sanford process PACER notifications.
Michael Lissner May 1, 2023 Read More Tips for the Big Cases Bots
There's more to the bots than you may realize. Let's look at some tips.
Michael Lissner April 27, 2023 Read More Relaunching the Big Cases Bot and The Road Ahead
It took some work, but Big Cases is alive again and better than ever (we hope!)
Michael Lissner March 28, 2023 Read More What's in the RECAP Suite?
The RECAP Suite has all the tools you need to get and work with PACER data.
Michael Lissner March 13, 2023 Read More Use Our Webhooks to Connect PACER to Everything
It only took a couple hours to connect PACER to Google Drive. What else could you make?
Michael Lissner February 22, 2023 Read More Launching Webhooks to Finally Automate Legal Data
Plumbing your next legal API has never been easier.
Michael Lissner February 16, 2023 Read More More Enhancements to our Database of Judges — Texas and New York
We added another 1,000 judges from New York and Texas to our database.
Michael Lissner November 3, 2022 Read More The Free PACER Bill Will Save Money (Despite the CBO Score)
The CBO says free PACER will cost $77M over ten years. That's great, but reality is even better.
Michael Lissner September 28, 2022 Read More Free Law Project Collaborates with vLex to Launch Complete, Updated, and Audited Open Case Law Database
After ten years of progress, it's time to finish the job of building a comprehensive, complete, and audited database of opinions. With vLex's support, we are going to make it a reality.
Michael Lissner September 12, 2022 Read More Building a Robust Email System for CourtListener Alerts and Emails
In this post, we explain how we've designed our email system to be as robust and reliable as possible.
Alberto Islas, Michael Lissner September 1, 2022 Read More Personalized @recap.email Addresses Provide CM/ECF Notification Handling for All
Connect your CourtListener account to CM/ECF to contribute to the public and save yourself time and money.
Michael Lissner August 26, 2022 Read More Introducing email@example.com: The New Way to RECAP
It's time for the next step in how we break down the PACER paywall.
Michael Lissner August 5, 2022 Read More Free Law Project to Host Maine Supreme Judicial Court Opinions and Tennessee Workers' Compensation Opinions
We are slowly moving towards becoming a fully-fledged publisher by hosting the opinions of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine and the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Courts.
Michael Lissner August 2, 2022 Read More Huge Enhancements to our Database of California Judges
It wasn't easy, but we added 1,400 judges from California to our database.
Michael Lissner April 19, 2022 Read More Important Opinions on CourtListener are Now Summarized by the Top Experts — Judges
By identifying, filtering, ranking and grouping parentheticals, we have a powerful new tool.
Michael Lissner March 16, 2022 Read More OK, *Now* We Have All the Financial Conflict Information for Judges, Right?
Our Financial Disclosures Database now includes hundreds of nomination disclosures and covers 34 years going back to 1987.
William E. Palin, Esq. December 30, 2021 Read More Could You Satisfy the Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act with a Google Form? Almost.
No, you couldn't use just a Google Form, but it's close. Let's keep things simple.
Michael Lissner December 1, 2021 Read More FLP's Written Testimony on Financial Disclosures for the House Committee on the Judiciary
A summary of our work so far and recommendations on how to fix the innumerable ethics violations uncovered by The Wall Street Journal.
Michael Lissner October 25, 2021 Read More Our Financial Disclosure Database is Now Available to All
The wait is over. Thousands of disclosures and over a million judicial investments are now at your fingertips.
Michael Lissner October 15, 2021 Read More PACER and CM/ECF are a Threat to National Security and Must be Urgently Overhauled
Why Congress must finally act to urgently and properly fix PACER/CM/ECF.
Michael Lissner October 5, 2021 Read More Free Law Project Creates the First Online Database of Federal Judicial Financial Disclosures
We are announcing a huge new database of federal financial disclosures. The first of its kind since the disclosures were mandated more than 40 years ago.
William Palin September 28, 2021 Read More Free Law Project Awarded Public Access to Government Information Award by AALL
At their latest conference, the AALL awarded FLP with a PAGI!
Michael Lissner August 5, 2021 Read More Our Presentation to the FOIA Advisory Committee on the Need for a Public Access Law for the Judicial Branch
Daniel Schuman, from Demand Progress, and our Executive Director, Michael Lissner, present on what FOIA might look like for the legislative and judicial branches.
Michael Lissner March 4, 2021 Read More Victory For Public Access To Court Documents
With help from the Samuelson Clinic at UC Berkeley, FLP works to keep public documents public.
Brian Carver December 30, 2020 Read More Seamus Hughes talks to FLP about PACER fees and fishing for documents
We sit down and chat with PACER and extremism expert Seamus Hughes.
Donny Morrison September 11, 2020 Read More All current bankruptcy and federal magistrate judges are now in CourtListener
We have added more than 1,000 more federal magistrate judges to our detailed judicial database.
Jon Ashley, Michael Lissner June 29, 2020 Read More As Bloomberg Law imposes caps on PACER access, PACER must support academics.
Bloomberg Law finally says no to unlimited free PACER content. Fair enough. What now?
Michael Lissner April 4, 2020 Read More Announcing a New Open Database of Court Information, IDs, and Parsers
News: FLP releases first of its kind system for parsing court names and giving courts unique identifiers.
William E. Palin, Esq., Michael Lissner March 10, 2020 Read More Citation Data Gets Richer
We've added many more types of citations to our system.
Matt Dahl March 5, 2020 Read More Free Law Project now has every reported U.S. Tax opinion
Our coverage of the tax court caselaw is now complete.
William E. Palin, Esq. March 3, 2020 Read More Citation Alerts are Better than Ever
Get an alert when an important case is cited.
Michael Lissner February 20, 2020 Read More We've added nearly 1,000 images to our open collection of judge portraits
A picture tells 1,000 words. We just added 1,000 new judicial portraits to our collection.
Jon Ashley, Michael Lissner January 16, 2020 Read More Free Law Project Participates in Chilean Judicial Modernization Initiative
Our director flies to Chile during a revolution to help with their judicial modernization effort.
Michael Lissner December 5, 2019 Read More Announcing our new PACER Fetch APIs
Now you can use our APIs to scrape PACER. It doesn't get easier than this.
Michael Lissner November 5, 2019 Read More Hear Our Executive Director on the Lawyerist Podcast Michael Lissner March 20, 2019 Read More We've Integrated the FJC Integrated Database into CourtListener Michael Lissner February 14, 2019 Read More Tesla and Trump: The Top PACER Documents of 2018 Michael Lissner December 31, 2018 Read More Responding to GDPR "Right to Erasure" Requests The Board September 26, 2018 Read More Uploading PACER Dockets and Oral Argument Recordings to the Internet Archive
We are now uploading millions of items to the Internet Archive for permanent preservation.
Michael Lissner September 11, 2018 Read More Announcing PACER Docket Alerts for Journalists, Lawyers, Researchers, and the Public Michael Lissner August 21, 2018 Read More An Overview of Free Law Project
A few weeks ago I had the privilege and the pleasure of speaking at the Michigan Association of Law Librarians (MichALL) annual conference. The talk I gave was an overview of Free Law Project and all of our projects, initiatives, and advocacy. Here are the slides from that presentation.
Michael Lissner May 31, 2018 Read More The Next Version of RECAP is Now Live Michael Lissner November 13, 2017 Read More Welcoming Ansel Halliburton to our Board The Board October 11, 2017 Read More We Have Every Free PACER Opinion on CourtListener.com Michael Lissner August 15, 2017 Read More More Details on the PACER Vulnerability We Shared with the Administrative Office of the Courts Michael Lissner August 9, 2017 Read More A Million Minutes of Oral Arguments Michael Lissner July 25, 2017 Read More A Complete Chronology of PACER Fees and Policies Michael Lissner April 13, 2017 Read More We've Added Thousands More Citations to Historical Supreme Court Opinions Michael Lissner March 27, 2017 Read More Why We Are Downloading all Free Opinions and Orders from PACER Michael Lissner March 27, 2017 Read More Parties, Attorneys, and Firms are Now Searchable in the RECAP Archive Michael Lissner March 13, 2017 Read More Free Law Project has Notified the Administrative Office of the Courts about a Major Security Vulnerability in the PACER/ECF System Michael Lissner February 20, 2017 Read More Free Law Project to Serve as PACER Data Provider to Department of Labor Grantees at Georgia State University Michael Lissner February 15, 2017 Read More Roundup of House Judiciary Committee's PACER Review Michael Lissner February 14, 2017 Read More Free Law Project Makes Emoluments Clause Opinions Searchable in its Collection of Attorney General Advisory Opinions Michael Lissner January 30, 2017 Read More Judge Profiles on CourtListener Now Show Oral Arguments Heard Michael Lissner January 23, 2017 Read More Free Law Project Receives "Le Hackie" Award from D.C. Legal Hackers for PACER Research and Blogging Michael Lissner January 10, 2017 Read More CourtListener Oral Argument Podcasts Now on iTunes Michael Lissner December 20, 2016 Read More Free Law Project Re-Launches RECAP Archive, a New Search Tool for PACER Dockets and Documents Michael Lissner November 22, 2016 Read More Downloading Important Cases on PACER Costs More than a Brand New Car Michael Lissner November 17, 2016 Read More How Much Money Does PACER Make? Michael Lissner November 14, 2016 Read More What is a "Page" of PACER Content? Michael Lissner November 3, 2016 Read More The Cost of PACER Data? Around One Billion Dollars. Michael Lissner October 10, 2016 Read More Iain Carmichael and Michael Kim Present at PyData Carolinas Conference Michael Lissner October 5, 2016 Read More Extracting Text from Our Collection of PACER Documents Michael Lissner September 26, 2016 Read More CourtListener.com Now Supports Oral Arguments from the Second Circuit Michael Lissner September 9, 2016 Read More CourtListener's SCOTUS Data Gets Even Better with Legacy Data from the Supreme Court Database Michael Lissner September 6, 2016 Read More Launching the Next Version of CourtListener.com Michael Lissner August 16, 2016 Read More Retiring and Consolidating RECAP Websites Michael Lissner August 9, 2016 Read More Judge Profiles on CourtListener Now Have Campaign Finance Information from the National Institute on Money In State Politics Michael Lissner July 27, 2016 Read More Judge Profiles on CourtListener Now Show the Cases Authored by Each Judge Michael Lissner June 29, 2016 Read More Twenty-nine New Jurisdictions and an Improved Interface Coming Soon to CourtListener Michael Lissner June 23, 2016 Read More Second Circuit of Appeals to Finally Place Oral Arguments Online by Default — Write to the Court with Your Suggestions Michael Lissner June 21, 2016 Read More Money for Nothing — How Search Charges Devalue PACER Michael Lissner June 21, 2016 Read More Colin Starger's Talk about Citation Visualizations at CALI Conference Michael Lissner June 20, 2016 Read More Milestone: CourtListener has 365 Days of Continuous Oral Argument Listening Michael Lissner June 8, 2016 Read More New CSV of Reporters of Decisions Michael Lissner May 25, 2016 Read More Ending our PACER Drainage Initiative and Stopping our Email Lists Michael Lissner May 12, 2016 Read More More Information about our Judicial Database and Some Responses to Feedback Michael Lissner May 12, 2016 Read More Notes and Sketches from Making SCOTUS Network Visualizations Michael Lissner May 2, 2016 Read More CourtListener Podcasts Now on Google Play Michael Lissner April 21, 2016 Read More Free Law Project and Princeton/Columbia Researchers Launch First-of-its-Kind Judicial Database Michael Lissner April 19, 2016 Read More Announcing Free Law Project Data Services
Free Law Project is now offering legal data services to answer difficult questions and generate custom data reports.
Michael Lissner March 7, 2016 Read More It's easier than ever to contribute to CourtListener and Free Law Project Michael Lissner March 1, 2016 Read More Our Newest Launch: A SCOTUS Data Viz Tool Michael Lissner February 22, 2016 Read More Some Citation Parsing Statistics Michael Lissner February 17, 2016 Read More Releasing V3 of the API, Deprecating V1 and V2 Michael Lissner January 31, 2016 Read More Citation Searching on CourtListener Michael Lissner January 30, 2016 Read More Millions of New "Short Form" Case Names Now on CourtListener Michael Lissner January 30, 2016 Read More Many Improvements Released in New CourtListener Version Michael Lissner January 30, 2016 Read More Launching Free.law Website Michael Lissner January 30, 2016 Read More Our New Citation Finder Michael Lissner November 30, 2015 Read More The Right to Read Anonymously Brian Carver September 17, 2015 Read More New Juriscraper Email List Michael Lissner August 27, 2015 Read More Free Law Project and University of Baltimore to Collaborate to Create Supreme Court Doctrinal Maps Brian Carver August 20, 2015 Read More AI and Law Call for Papers Brian Carver July 23, 2015 Read More Welcoming Thomas Bruce and Jerry Goldman to our Board Michael Lissner July 23, 2015 Read More Knight Foundation to Support OpenJudiciary.org Brian Carver July 22, 2015 Read More Brian and Mike's Presentations from Columbia's Web Archiving Conference Michael Lissner July 20, 2015 Read More Postcards Arriving Soon Brian Carver May 28, 2015 Read More Reporters Database Michael Lissner April 22, 2015 Read More New Versions of RECAP Extensions Out Now! Michael Lissner April 22, 2015 Read More What Should be Done About the PACER Problem? Brian Carver March 24, 2015 Read More Why Should Congress Care About PACER? Brian Carver March 23, 2015 Read More What is the "PACER Problem"? Brian Carver March 20, 2015 Read More Help Agitate to Open Up PACER Michael Lissner January 21, 2015 Read More CourtListener Can Now Send Alerts in Real Time for Donors Michael Lissner January 5, 2015 Read More CourtListener is Now Integrated with the Supreme Court Database Michael Lissner December 21, 2014 Read More Introducing Quick Tips on CourtListener Michael Lissner December 10, 2014 Read More Free Law Project Recognized in two one of Top Ten Legal Hacks of 2014 by DC Legal Hackers! Michael Lissner December 4, 2014 Read More CourtListener Adds 7,000 More Oral Arguments Michael Lissner November 19, 2014 Read More Check Out CourtListener's New Paint and Features Michael Lissner November 13, 2014 Read More More Oral Argument News Michael Lissner November 9, 2014 Read More Announcing Oral Arguments on CourtListener Michael Lissner October 31, 2014 Read More Senator Leahy Wants PACER Documents Back Online Brian Carver September 16, 2014 Read More Free Law Project Founders Guests on "This Week in Law" Webcast Michael Lissner September 14, 2014 Read More The Importance of Backups Brian Carver August 28, 2014 Read More Free Law Project Joins Request for Access to Offline PACER Documents Brian Carver August 27, 2014 Read More Using PACER — What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Brian Carver August 26, 2014 Read More CourtListener and Juriscraper Now Support All State Courts of Last Resort! Michael Lissner August 12, 2014 Read More Free Law Project Co-Founders Named to Fastcase 50 for 2014 Brian Carver July 14, 2014 Read More New Homepage and a CourtListener Revamp Michael Lissner June 3, 2014 Read More Our RECAP partnership with Princeton University's CITP Brian Carver May 19, 2014 Read More Detecting Judicial Corrections Michael Lissner May 3, 2014 Read More LVI 2014 Call for Abstracts Brian Carver March 20, 2014 Read More It is Long Past Time for Free Online Access to the Law Brian Carver January 30, 2014 Read More CourtListner's REST API Featured on Programmable Web Brian Carver December 13, 2013 Read More Free Law Project Calls for License-Free Government Data Brian Carver December 12, 2013 Read More Free Law Project Joins Free Access to Law Movement Brian Carver December 10, 2013 Read More Our New Authorities Table Allows Traveling to the Past Michael Lissner November 26, 2013 Read More Free Law Project Unveils API for Court Opinions Michael Lissner November 19, 2013 Read More CiteGeist Powers CourtListener's Newly Improved Search Results Michael Lissner November 12, 2013 Read More Want to Merge Millions of Legal Opinions? It Won't Be Easy. Michael Lissner November 1, 2013 Read More Our New Jurisdiction Picker Michael Lissner October 31, 2013 Read More Free Law Project Adds More than 1.5M Opinions to its Collection Thanks to Data Donation Michael Lissner October 30, 2013 Read More Free Law Virtual Machine Available for Academics and Developers Michael Lissner October 15, 2013 Read More 11 New Courts Added to CourtListener and Juriscraper Comprising Nearly 50,000 New Opinions Michael Lissner October 9, 2013 Read More Non-Profit "Free Law Project" Formed to Create an Open Legal Ecosystem Michael Lissner September 24, 2013 Read More Announcing Citation Queries and other Goodies Michael Lissner June 27, 2013 Read More A few small API changes Michael Lissner June 19, 2013 Read More Two RECAP Grants Awarded in Memory of Aaron Swartz citp April 2, 2013 Read More Six new courts added to CourtListener Michael Lissner February 28, 2013 Read More Live coverage graphs now available Michael Lissner February 9, 2013 Read More $10,000 in Further Awards for RECAP Projects citp February 3, 2013 Read More Another new court on CourtListener Michael Lissner February 1, 2013 Read More New Courts at CourtListener with Historical Data Michael Lissner January 31, 2013 Read More A few updates at CourtListener Michael Lissner January 30, 2013 Read More Announcing the Aaron Swartz Memorial Grants January 20, 2013 Read More Presentation on Juriscraper and CourtListener for LVI2012 Michael Lissner October 9, 2012 Read More New tool for testing lxml XPath queries Michael Lissner May 20, 2012 Read More Announcing the third series of the Federal Reporter! Michael Lissner May 13, 2012 Read More Building a Citator on CourtListener Michael Lissner May 11, 2012 Read More Further privacy protections at CourtListener Michael Lissner April 27, 2012 Read More My Presentation Proposals for LVI 2012 Michael Lissner March 15, 2012 Read More Announcing OCR Support on CourtListener Michael Lissner March 3, 2012 Read More Announcing CourtListener's New Sub-Project: Juriscraper Michael Lissner February 25, 2012 Read More Adding New Fonts to Tesseract 3 OCR Engine Michael Lissner February 11, 2012 Read More The Winning Font in Court Opinions Michael Lissner January 27, 2012 Read More Support for x-robots-tag and robots HTML meta tag Michael Lissner January 25, 2012 Read More Respecting privacy while providing hundreds of thousands of public documents Michael Lissner January 16, 2012 Read More Our Biggest Change Ever is Live! Michael Lissner January 15, 2012 Read More RECAP Featured in XRDS Magazine January 10, 2012 Read More Announcements, Updates and the Current Roadmap Michael Lissner October 28, 2011 Read More Second Series of Federal Reporter from 1950 to 1993 now on CourtListener Michael Lissner August 25, 2011 Read More New formats for dump files Michael Lissner August 24, 2011 Read More The abolishment of the Emergency Court of Appeals (April 18, 1962) Michael Lissner August 10, 2011 Read More Site refresh and new features now live! Michael Lissner July 6, 2011 Read More Updated Supreme Court Case Dates and The First Release of Early SCOTUS Data in Machine-Readable Form Michael Lissner May 25, 2011 Read More ABA Webinar: Public Access to Court Records - Protecting Personal Sensitive Information March 30, 2011 Read More Schultze and Lee on RECAP at NYLS March 17, 2011 Read More Changes and Plans at CourtListener.com Michael Lissner November 4, 2010 Read More RECAP Extension 0.8 Beta Released October 6, 2010 Read More RECAP Extension 0.7 Beta Released September 7, 2010 Read More RECAP Firefox Search Plugin September 2, 2010 Read More Assessing PACER's Access Barriers August 17, 2010 Read More New Search and Browsing Interface for the RECAP Archive August 3, 2010 Read More More RECAP Events June 16, 2010 Read More New PACER Fee Data, RECAP Appearances This Week June 14, 2010 Read More Announcing CourtListener.com Michael Lissner May 1, 2010 Read More RECAP, The Press, and Judicial Transparency April 30, 2010 Read More RECAP Documents Now More Searchable Via Internet Archive April 19, 2010 Read More Work on RECAP for Google Summer of Code 2010 March 26, 2010 Read More Designing CourtListener Michael Lissner March 13, 2010 Read More Converting PDF Files to HTML Michael Lissner February 6, 2010 Read More RECAP Extension 0.6 Beta Released January 21, 2010 Read More RECAP in the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review December 8, 2009 Read More Google Project Shows Value of Open Judicial Records November 20, 2009 Read More RECAP Media Recap November 18, 2009 Read More RECAP in Minnesota Lawyer November 9, 2009 Read More An Effort to Define the Ideal "Law.gov" October 16, 2009 Read More Schultze on RECAP at Yale October 13, 2009 Read More RECAP in the Los Angeles Times and Elsewhere September 30, 2009 Read More RECAP's Steve Schultze at the Gov 2.0 Expo September 8, 2009 Read More RECAP in the Wall Street Journal August 21, 2009 Read More A Note on RECAP's Commitment to Privacy August 20, 2009 Read More Tell The Courts to Improve PACER August 19, 2009 Read More Accessing the RECAP Repository without PACER August 18, 2009 Read More Law Professors, Librarians, and Think Tankers Praise RECAP August 17, 2009 Read More The Blogosphere Weighs in on RECAP August 14, 2009 Read More A Million Documents At Your Fingertips August 14, 2009 Read More Turning PACER Around August 14, 2009 Read More RECAP Project — Why It Matters June 19, 2009 Read More