FreeCourtDockets Offers, well, Free Court Dockets

FreeCourtDockets is a new, free service which allows anyone to retrieve federal civil, criminal, and bankruptcy court dockets, as well as dockets from the US Supreme Court, Court of Claims, and Court of International Trade. The site is the product of Courtport LLC.

No PACER account is required to view the dockets, but if you wish to view the filings for a case, a PACER account is needed. FreeCourtDockets provides direct links to the filings in PACER.

via WisBlawg – From the UW Law Library: New Source for Free Federal Court Dockets – No PACER Required.

Good review of this new free service. In this case it looks like “free” means “no charge but we are going to bombard you with ads to try and generate some revenue”. I’d be a bit happier if the site was a bit more forthcoming about who is behind and where the data is coming from, but I’ve always been a fan of a good “About” page.