Request to Remove Records

Trellis: Legal Intelligence is committed to furthering access to public records and transparency in the US justice system. As data on our site is a matter of public record, published by court and government sites, Trellis is unable to remove public data absent a court order sealing the public record. You can review our Public Records Policy here.

Please ensure that any request to remove information is accompanied by the applicable publishing court’s order to seal such documents. Inquiries related to visibility within Google or other search engine search results should be directed to the applicable search engine directly.

To request the removal of records, please fill in all of the fields below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get records removed from the Trellis: Legal Intelligence database?

Trellis: Legal Intelligence is committed to furthering access to public records and transparency in the US justice system. As data on our site is a matter of public record, published by court and government sites, and lawyers rely on the accuracy of our records, Trellis is unable to remove public trial court data from our internal site absent a court order sealing the public record. To request removal of a sealed public record:

1. Fill out Request for Removal/Redaction Form.

2. Upload Order to Seal from Applicable Court.

3. Once your Order to Seal has been reviewed and approved, you’ll receive notice via email once access to the record has been removed.

How do I get my name redacted from a record if I don't have an Order to Seal?

As legal industry practitioners rely on the accuracy of our records, Trellis is unable to remove public trial court data from our internal platform absent a court order sealing the public record.

However, upon request, we may redact identifiable information (full name) from visibility by google and other search engines for non-subscribers. If you would like your name redacted from appearing in search engine results, please go to the page containing the information you would like redacted and press “request removal/redaction” link at the bottom right hand side. Fill out the appropriate information in the questionnaire and press "submit removal/redaction request."

Please note that redaction requests generally take a minimum of 48 hours for Trellis to review and approve. Once a redaction request has been reviewed and approved, the redacted information will no longer be publicly visible within the specified url. However, Google and/or other search engines may take up to 4 weeks to re-ingest the redacted url(s). Thus, during this time, a search on google, or other search engines, may continue to list the redacted page within search results (despite the fact that the information has already been redacted and is no longer publicly visible within the url). Trellis does not control the timeline for search engines ingestion and re-ingestion of data. These timelines are controlled by the search engines (ie Google) directly. Please do not contact Trellis regarding questions related to why redacted urls are still appearing within search results as those questions need to be directed to the applicable search engine directly.

How do I obtain an order to seal public records?

Trellis does not have discretion to determine whether specific public records or cases should be placed under seal. This is a determination that must be made by the court pursuant to a Motion to Seal under Cal. Rules Court 2.551(b). Please see Cal Rules of Court 2.551(b) for information regarding how to obtain an order to seal records in Superior Court:

https://www.courts.ca.gov/cms/rules/index.cfm?title=two&linkid=rule2_551

How do I stop certain records from showing up in google search results?

If you would like your name redacted from visibility within search engine results, please go to the URL of the page which contains the information you would like redacted and press the “request removal/redaction” link at the bottom right hand side of the page. Fill out the appropriate information in the questionnaire and press "submit removal/redaction request."

Please note that redaction requests generally take a minimum of 48 hours for Trellis to review and approve. Once a redaction request has been reviewed and approved, the redacted information will no longer be publicly visible within the specified url. However, Google and/or other search engines may take up to 4 weeks to re-ingest the redacted url(s). Thus, during this time, a search on google, or other search engines, may continue to list the redacted page within search results (despite the fact that the information has already been redacted and is no longer publicly visible within the url). Trellis does not control the timeline for search engines ingestion and re-ingestion of data. These timelines are controlled by the search engines (ie Google) directly. Please do not contact Trellis regarding questions related to why redacted urls are still appearing within search results as those questions need to be directed to the applicable search engine directly.

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