A goal of the Free Law Project is to make legal research easier and faster. One way we do that is to scrape court websites, downloading any opinions that they have, making them searchable and finding the citations relationships among them. For many jurisdictions, we download all the opinions they host, while at others we simply start downloading their opinions on a given day and use those as fuel for our awareness project whenever new material is published.
Today we are happy to share that thanks to several volunteer contributors, we’re adding a number of new jurisdictions to the project:
- Arkansas Supreme and Appellate Courts
- California Court of Appeals
- Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts
- Tennessee Supreme, Appellate and Criminal Courts
- Vermont Supreme Court
- Virginia Supreme and Appellate Courts
Combined, these new jurisdictions already add nearly 50,000 new opinions to our collection, and as always, these are immediately available for free via our bulk downloads. As these jurisdictions publish more opinions, we will have them automatically, usually within 30 minutes from when they are posted.
We will continue adding more and more jurisdictions and opinions. This is only the beginning.