May 18, 2022

Legal Research: Free Law Project Re-Launches RECAP Archive, New Search Tool for PACER Dockets, Documents

BIG News Follows! Congrats FLP!

From the Free Law Project:

After months of development, we are thrilled to share a from-scratch re-launch of the RECAP Archive.

Our new archive, available immediately at, contains all of the content currently in RECAP and makes it all fully searchable for the first time.

[Our emphasis] At launch, the collection contains information about more than ten million PACER documents, including the extracted text from more than seven million pages of scanned documents.

The search capabilities of this new system empower researchers in new ways. For example:

  • It is now straightforward to search for certain types of documents within our archive of PACER documents. This makes it easy to find examples of motions to dismiss, summary judgements, or any other type of document.

MUCH MORE in the Complete Blog Post

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.