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Next Gen UniCourt API for Legal Data and Analytics

UniCourt, a leading provider of Legal Data as a Service (LDaaS) to commercial and consumer markets, 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 as it offers 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 normalisation 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 customisable and flexible API structure. We are an API-first company,” said 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 normalisation (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 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.

“We feel like this is an instant game-changer, 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 analysing trends to drive business and enhance litigation strategy.” 

Visit the UniCourt website for more information.

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