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Free Law Project

Oakland, CA, USA

Started in 2009, Free Law Project is a non-profit organization based in California that uses political advocacy, code, and data to make the legal system more fair and competitive.

Last year, our advocacy work led to several front-page articles in the Wall Street Journal, a hearing in the U.S. Congress, a response from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and two bills that are now advancing to become law.

On the software side, our biggest project is CourtListener is one of the biggest sources of open legal data in the world. It hosts around 200M records and receives about 1,000 inbound links per day. The data in CourtListener is available via bulk downloads, APIs, and search.

Along with CourtListener, we host numerous Python packages and data downloads, all of which you can find on our website.