UniCourt is a leader in making court data more accessible and useful. Our Legal Data as a Service (LDaaS) via our APIs provides Fortune 500 companies and AmLaw 50 firms with bulk access to the mountain of legal data generated everyday for business development and intelligence, analytics, underwriting, case research and tracking, background checks, investigations, machine learning models, and process automation.
Court records are siloed and messy. Accessing court records from hundreds of public databases and staying up to date on all of the latest developments in litigation you’re tracking is no small feat. Just gathering and updating the data you need on a regular basis requires hiring an army of paralegals or assembling a team of top notch engineers to automate the process.
Even if you do spend the resources and build the operation for gathering and updating your data, you’re not done yet. Court data is notoriously messy and unstructured, and nearly every court classifies cases differently. This means you’re either forced to use unreliable, unstructured data or need to hire data scientists and analysts to clean and curate your data to make it usable.
Our team of engineers have built a sophisticated platform that automates the collection of court data from hundreds of state and federal (PACER) courts across the US. We then organize, standardize, and structure that data and make it readily available via our APIs for real-time data feeds and bulk data downloads.
But that’s not all. Through our entity normalization process, powered by artificial intelligence, we use multiple public data sets, such as attorney bar data, Secretary of State data, and judicial data to identify the real-world entities involved in litigation. We also enrich our normalized court data with those other public data sets to provide you with a fuller picture of who’s who in court records and make it all available via our APIs.
Our engineering and analytics teams are here to support your API integrations, build out your unique use cases, and develop custom reporting tailored to your business needs.Contact Sales
What are Legal Data APIs?
APIs, or application programming interfaces, are a form of technology that allows different software programs and applications to communicate. With UniCourt’s Legal Data APIs you can connect your applications to 100+ million federal (PACER) and state court records to help you automate and batch a variety of tasks.
What types of Legal Data APIs do you offer?
In addition to our suite of Court Data APIs, we also offer Attorney Data APIs, Law Firm Data APIs, Business Data APIs, and Judge Data APIs.
What can I do with your Legal Data APIs?
With UniCourt’s APIs you can perform all of the same functions that you can in our application, including searching cases, downloading court documents, tracking cases, using automated court searches, updating cases, and much more. You can also use our APIs for bulk legal data downloads.
What courts can I access with your Legal Data APIs?
You can access court data and court documents for all of the federal (PACER) courts, including U.S. District Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, and Courts of Appeals, as well as all of the state courts available in our app. Learn more about our Court Data Coverage.
What are the main use cases for Legal Data APIs?
The most common use cases for UniCourt’s Legal Data APIs across different industries are business development and intelligence, analytics, machine learning models, process automation, background checks, investigations, and underwriting.
What types of applications and technologies can I integrate your APIs with?
You can integrate our APIs with your internal applications, such as your matter management systems, CRM, document management systems, and internal legal databases. You can also integrate our APIs with your data lakes and other repositories you have developed for data collection and reporting.
Is it easy to integrate your APIs with my applications?
Yes, our APIs are easy to integrate with your applications. We provide you with extensive documentation in our Developer Hub for integrating our APIs and we also provide you with the hands-on engineering support you need.
What are Billable APIs?
UniCourt's APIs are classified into two categories - Billable and Non-Billable. Every call made to an API classified as Billable, which returns a 200 OK HTTP response, is counted towards a billable API call.
Am I limited to 1,000 API calls a month?
Premium plans allow for up to 1,000 Billable API calls every month. If you need more than 1,000 API calls per month please Contact Sales for Enterprise Plans.
Why should I use UniCourt’s APIs over others?
Unlike other legacy providers, UniCourt will not treat you like you’re just another account to be managed. Our engineering support team is available to help walk you through the process of integrating our APIs and we are also here to help make sure that your unique use cases and innovative ideas are made possible.