UniCourt Introduces Next Generation API for Automating the Discovery and Delivery of Legal Data and Analytics
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UniCourt logoUniCourt, a leading provider of Legal Data as a Service (LDaaS) to commercial and consumer markets, today announced the availability of the UniCourt Enterprise API, enabling members of the legal ecosystem to access the universe of data they need to grow and run their businesses.

This new offering represents a significant advancement compared to other APIs available to the legal marketplace and is LegalTech’s only API-first suite of access points into comprehensive, real-time state and federal court data. The UniCourt Enterprise API is purpose-built to automate the discovery and delivery of structured legal data and analytics, empowering business development, litigation strategy, docket management, and much more.  


The company has been offering APIs since 2017, and the UniCourt Enterprise API represents the next generation of its open ecosystem to access legal data and analytics. “Our highly sophisticated data normalization provides our clients with a big advantage over first-generation API offerings from other providers. Our plug-and-play architecture is also flexible enough to address nearly any use case,” says Rob Lynch, Head of Product at UniCourt. “This gives our clients unmatched access to consistent, real-time court data, and unprecedented ability to generate actionable legal analytics.” 

The UniCourt Enterprise API enables law firms to weave together external litigation data from trusted sources like courts with internal data on clients and matters, making it easier to proactively engage new clients and grow existing engagements. For example, law firms can build legal analytics on key clients, practice areas, jurisdictions, and competitor law firms to build a 360- degree view of their client’s litigation, trends, and the competitive landscape. 


“Our focus has always been on developing a highly customizable and flexible API structure. We are an API-first company,” saysid Josh Blandi, CEO and Co-Founder of UniCourt. “This means that our platform was purpose-built from the ground up to be truly plug-and-play. The UniCourt Enterprise API includes sample code, a Python library, and proprietary tools that enable data-dependent business initiatives to get up and running on day one.” 

The UniCourt Enterprise API stands apart from other legal data API offerings in these important areas: 

  • Best-in-Class Data Normalization: The UniCourt Enterprise API provides highly sophisticated entity normalization (corporate parties, attorneys, law firms, judges) to deliver comprehensive and well-structured datasets required for data-driven decision making. 
  • Comprehensive State and Federal Coverage: The UniCourt Enterprise API consolidates dockets from state and federal courts to deliver the most complete and accurate legal dataset available. 
  • LegalTech’s Only API-First Platform: Unlike legacy-style API offerings, the UniCourt Enterprise API is a unified platform built for future expansion, connecting previously siloed data across sources (courts, dockets, documents) and significantly accelerating API integration. 

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“We feel like this is an instant gamechanger, but we are not done,” adds Blandi. “Because of our unified API foundation, future expansion to new datasets and sources will be seamless, and we can react quickly to client requests for new functionality and additional data that will put them at an advantage when it comes to analyzing trends to drive business and enhance litigation strategy.”


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