Courthouse News Service
is a news service
primarily focusing on civil litigation
. Its core audience is lawyers and law firms, who subscribe to the service; other subscribers include nonprofits, government agencies, corporations, other media outlets, and academic institutions. Courthouse News has reporters across the United States, covering both state and federal court proceedings, in trial courts and appellate courts.
It offers both free and paid services. Unlike CourtExpress
and CourtLink, it does not provide comprehensive docket information; rather, Courthouse News alerts readers to new filings and rulings.
The news agency is based in Pasadena, California
. As of 2020, the service had more than 2,200 subscribers. It is a competitor to Thomson Reuters
, and Bloomberg