Content available on Trellis may contain names or other personal information provided by the court. If you are looking to have your case information removed or redacted from our site, please follow the below steps and our Support Team will begin processing your request.
First locate your specific case URL(s) that you are looking to submit the request for (there is no free form to insert information to) as we do not process requests based on just a name nor an email request.
To find your case, please search your name and case at https://trellis.law/search.
Visit the docket on our site and locate the Request redaction link at the bottom right corner of the page. You will be redirected to the Request to Remove Records form. Please complete the following fields: your name, email address, whether the record is about you, why you want the record removed, and your court order.
Trellis Support Team will process all requests in the order they are received. Support will contact you if additional information is needed.
If you have more than one case URL, each requires its own submittal for processing. Please click on each link to submit each request individually. Also of note, a redaction is not a removal/seal.
Sealing Public Documents
Trellis 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.
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 a document be sealed please visit the docket on our site and locate the Request redaction link at the bottom right corner of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get records removed from the Trellis: Legal Intelligence database?
1. Fill out Request to Remove Records Form.
2. Upload Order to Seal from Applicable Court.
3. You’ll receive notice via email once access to the record has been removed.
How do I obtain an order to seal public records?
For more information on sealing public court records in California, please see Cal Rules of Court 2.551(b) : https://www.courts.ca.gov/cms/rules/index.cfm?title=two&linkid=rule2_551
For more information on sealing public court records in Texas, please see Rule 76(a): http://www.stcl.edu/lib/TexasRulesProject/TRCPPartIIsec4A/rule76a1990.htm
For more information on sealing public court records in New York, please see Uniform Rules for New York Trial Court, section 216.1: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/rules/trialcourts/216.shtml
For more information on sealing public court records in Florida, please see Florida Rules of Judicial Administration 2.059(c)(1): http://www.clerk-of-the-court.com/Docs/2.059.pdf
How do I stop certain records from showing up in Google search results?
You can contact Google directly and ask for content to be removed. Note that removing content from Google and other search engines are determined solely by those companies.
Additional Information About Our Process
- We DO NOT process requests based on just a name or email request.
- If there is more than one case, each case will require its own request for redaction.
- Keep in mind that a redaction is not the same thing as removal or sealing of a case. If you want to seal a case, you will need to obtain a court order.
- We may redact an individual’s name upon request, as a courtesy, but we have no legal obligation to do so.
- If you DO have a court order, please still follow the steps above as there is an option to attach your court order.