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If you’ve gone through a court proceeding on the state or federal level, it may surprise you to learn that a CourtListener.com link appears for your name when you Google it. Believe it or not, this is a fairly common occurrence when it comes to court documents and related public information. CourtListener is just one of many aggregator sites that post information of this nature.
Courtlistener will not remove information from its website unless presented with a court order or it fits other criteria outlined in its removal policy. However, it will block information from appearing in Google search results upon request. This means the info will still exist on Courtlistener.com but it will not appear in search results.
How to Remove CourtListener Links From Google
1. Copy the URL of the link where your information appears on Courtlistener.com.
2. Go to CourtListeners contact form.
3. Paste the URL into the contact form, provide the required information, and submit the form.
Also, include a brief explanation of why you wish to have the information removed from Google. Courtlistener may request some additional information and will use the supplied email address to contact you. Once Courtlistener blocks the URL from showing up in Google, it can take Google some time to recognize the changes and remove the listing from its results. You can speed up this process by submitting an outdated content removal request if you have a Google Search Console account.
What is Court Listener?
Courlistener.com is what is referred to as a legal aggregation website. This free site populates information related to legal cases from all over the country. They house millions of legal opinions on the state and federal levels, all of which can be accessed by anyone that wishes to research a case or stay up to date with court opinions. Users can use raw data compiled by Courtlistener to do their own in-depth analysis of cases as well.
The site is sponsored by the California-based non-profit organization, Free Law Project, whose aim is to provide free access to legal information for the benefit of the general public.
How did Court Listener get my information?
Just like other aggregator sites of this nature, CourtListener.com gets its information from public records. Legal aggregation sites are a compilation of information from all over the internet. Since court documents are public information, what CourtListener publishes is completely legal.
Is CourtListener opt-out possible?
Having your information appear on CourtListener related to legal proceedings you were involved with can be stressful. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be permanent. CourtListener removal is attainable.
Our experts can help. Schedule a pressure-free consultation today. They’ll take a look at your Court Listener link, as well as your online reputation as a whole, and provide you with a holistic game plan for reputation recovery. Regardless if you decide to work with us or not, you will walk away with actionable steps to help improve your digital footprint.
Other sites that may have your information
There are many types of content aggregators in the digital world and they all operate differently. Despite their differences in operation, if your information is appearing on one, there is a good chance it’s appearing on others as well. Sites like Docketbird.com, Justia.com, and PacerMonitor.com are just a few of the dozens of legal aggregation sites to look out for. Thankfully, just like CourtListener, it is possible to remove your information from these sites too.
It is important to note that legal aggregation sites are not the only ones that may be publishing your information online. Data brokers, sites like MyLife, WhitePages, and Spokeo not only publish information related to court cases and criminal reports, but they also post your personal information. This includes your age, address, phone number, email address, and more. Like legal aggregation sites, each data broker site has its own guidelines and opt-out procedures. We also make it easy for you to remove your information from 25+ of these sites. You can learn more about it here.
Protecting your online reputation
Once you complete the first step of removing your information from CourtListener.com, you must continue to maintain your positive online reputation moving forward. If you don’t, you leave yourself open to other negative or unwanted information appearing for your name.
To protect your reputation, we recommend removal in addition to reputation management. The process is fairly straightforward: build a foundation of sites and profiles you control, optimize them for search engines, and regularly publish content.
This can be a fairly intimidating undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re not sure where to begin, give us a call at 646-863-8282 or schedule an appointment today. We look forward to helping you improve your online reputation!