If you need our help with Justia removal, we can handle the removal process for a small fee.
Otherwise, simply follow the steps below to get your court record removed.
- How To Remove Your Private Court Records From Justia
- Why Justia Ranks So Well In Google?
- Side Effects Of Justia Removal
- About Justia
- Justia Wrapup
How To Remove Your Private Court Records From Justia
Justia removal is easy and you can do it yourself.
- Email Justia at email@example.com
- Nicely request that they remove your private information from their website
- Be sure to include the link to the page on Justia.com that you want removed
Within a week, they will add code to your page which tells Google and other search engines to remove the page from their search index.
This process is called “de-indexing” and usually takes a couple weeks for your page to no longer appear in search results – even though the page itself still appears on the Justia website – you won’t see it when you search for it on Google, Bing or any other search engine.
You can try to speed up the de-indexing process by using Google’s Remove Outdated Content tool.
Follow their instructions to submit your link.
We cover the entire process in the video below.
Why Justia Ranks So Well In Google?
Justia.com is a free law and legal information resource for lawyers, students, judges and more that was launched in 2002.
The site boasts over 8 million indexed pages including major sections on legal guides, legal research, legal aid, and law practice. It contains a huge database of lawyers in the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America.
You can find legal advice on the site, news, and pretty much anything you want to know about the law.
If you’re a lawyer, you’ll definitely want to claim your profile on Justia and many attorneys advertise on the site because it garners so much traffic.
- Legal Guides
- Legal Research & Law Practice
- Lawyers, Legal aid &
As of March 2021, Justia.com has a domain authority of 89 out of 100 according to Moz’s domain authority checker.
Since a domain authority of 100 is the highest, this makes Justia and all of it’s subdomains (listed below) very strong. If there’s a court record, district court ruling or other case law published about you on Justia, chances are pretty good it’s going to rank highly when you Google your name.
Now that you understand Justia’s strength and ability to rank high in Google, you can see why many people want to have their name deleted from the site.
Side Effects Of Justia Removal
Even though you can easily get yourself off of Justia, it’s likely that other court record websites will pick up your information and post it to their site.
That’s because court records (unless they are sealed or expunged) are in the public domain.
Sites like PacerMonitor, Trellis.Law, and UniCourt have developed software to quickly crawl and scrape the web to gather and organize public facing court records into their own databases.
This is why we encourage our clients to build up a strong online presence first.
This helps insulate you from other sites that might scrape and post your information.
First registered in 2002 and founded by Tim Stanley, Justia’s main office is in Mountain View, California.
The site is nicely organized so that most things you want are quickly available with one click straight from their home page.
Within seconds, you can peruse legal records on injury law, immigration, bankruptcy, intellectual property, and much more.
Justia even features a database of court cases from Mexico, Central and South America.
Lawyers are able to claim a free profile and sponsorship opportunities are available for those attorneys who want to advertise to Justia’s estimated 5.7 million monthly visitors.
As we’ve covered, Justia will de-index your court records from it’s website if you follow the steps described above.
Within weeks of completing the process, you can expect search engines to no longer display those records.
The downside is that with so many public court websites out there, it’s possible you may appear on another one in the future.
A good defense against this is to start building out a positive online presence for yourself, using social media, press releases, websites, and other strategies.
We can help you with all of this, if you want an affordable partner who will do the work for you.