UNICER (Universal Court Electronic Records) is an electronic
public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal
bankruptcy courts, and the UNICER Case Locator
via the Internet. The GreenLight Data UNICER database is updated daily.
Access to the database is provided using a SOAP or HTTP based programming APIs. Clients using
the API can search the database using a various set of search options.
SOAP/Web Service APIs
UNICER supports two different Web Service APIs, through
which client applications can search and download the properties of bankruptcy records.
The following links provide additional information, as well as examples of
configuring and using the APIs:
The Lookup API
supports a single-record lookup based on the filer's 5-digit postal zip code and the
last four digits of the debtor's social security number. This is the SOAP based
implementation of the HTTP-based lookup API.
The Search API
provides access to UNICER records using an advanced search engine, by which
applications can select records based on a rich set of filters, such as name,
address, role type, filing date, and many, many more. Using this API client
applications can download an unlimited1 number of UNICER records.
HTTP-Based Lookup API
We know that implementing a fully compliant
SOAP-based client for simple UNICER data
lookup is a time and resource consuming task, which may be infeasable to some of our
clients. Understanding the need for a quick and efficient data lookup API, we designed
a simple HTTP-based lookup system using HTML Query String formatted request and
response text. The API's main advantages are:
This API supports a single-record lookup based on the filer's 5-digit
postal zip code and the last four digits of the debtor's social security number.
- Very Simple
- Requires Little Effort to Integrate
- Uses Standard HTML Query Strings