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RECAP improves the experience of using PACER, the online public access system for the U.S. federal courts.

Key points: - This extension was created in 2009 at Princeton and is now run by Free Law Project, a non-profit that's working to improve the American legal system. Please join us in our mission of making the legal system more equitable and competitive. - If you use PACER, this free extension will save you money. Every document you purchase will be uploaded to the "RECAP Archive" and every document others have purchased since 2009 will be available to you for free as you use PACER. - You can use this extension to create email alerts for federal dockets. - This extension has already added millions of federal filings to the Internet Archive and to a searchable archive at - As of 2021, we have nearly 500 tons of filings, if they were all printed on single-sided paper. - The more people that use this extension, the more money we all save. Help your friends by uploading content and tell them to install RECAP for you too. RECAP has four main features. First, when you purchase an item on PACER, RECAP anonymously uploads that item to our archive hosted at where it can be searched or downloaded for free by others. Second, before you purchase an item that is in our collection, a link will be provided for you — right inside PACER — to get it for free. Any of the millions of items that have been uploaded so far are already available to you for free. Third, as you're looking at dockets on PACER, you'll see links to get alerts for those dockets via our website, Finally, allows you to search our archive from your browser URL bar by using the "recap" shortcut. All of the items that you purchase are also uploaded to the Internet Archive for historical preservation. We are not creating a walled garden. RECAP is compatible with ECF logins and will not upload documents from sealed cases. Learn more at

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Arden MargulisJun 18, 2024

One of the best and most helpful extensions out there. If everyone used it, it would help save all of us money. Be careful because depending on which download link you click, it can't be uploaded.

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Jacob WallApr 14, 2023

I am a big fan. It helps save $$$ on Pacer and when using my quarterly credits I believe it to be helpful to others. Thank you for the generous work you all do in maintaining Courtlistener.

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Michael GoodeJan 26, 2023

A must for any PACER user! This extension works great and is lightweight (doesn't slow down Chrome). It makes it easier to get PACER documents and I love it (and the Free Law Project)!

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    July 22, 2024
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  • Languages
    English (United States)
  • Developer
    Free Law Project
    6432 Raymond St Oakland, CA 94609 US
  • Trader
    This developer has identified itself as a trader per the definition from the European Union.


RECAP has disclosed the following information regarding the collection and usage of your data. More detailed information can be found in the developer's privacy policy.

RECAP handles the following:

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  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes


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