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Web address Judgepedia.org
Slogan An interactive encyclopedia of courts and judges.
Commercial? No
Type of site Wiki
Registration Required for editing
Available in English
Owner Lucy Burns Institute
Editor Leslie Graves
Launched October 1, 2007; 6 years ago (2007-10-01)
Alexa rank positive decrease 90,535 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active

Judgepedia is a wiki-style website described as an "interactive encyclopedia of courts and judges". The Cleveland Law Library and Hawaii Votes include Judgepedia as a resource when looking for legal and judicial information. [2][3] Judgepedia and its sister site Ballotpedia are both sponsored by the Lucy Burns Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin.


The mission of Judgepedia is to help readers find useful information about judges, judicial elections/appointments and court systems in the United States at both the state and federal level.[4]


Judgepedia is designed to provide collaboration between staff members and users through content. The wiki covers the following topics:

State courts:

  • Judicial elections
  • Supreme Courts and justices
  • Intermediate appellate court and judges
  • Trial courts across the nation
  • Judicial selection by state
  • State disciplinary agencies

Federal courts:

  • Federal courts and judges
  • Presidential judicial appointments
  • Vacancies on the federal courts


Judgepedia was founded by the Sam Adams Alliance in 2007, along with Ballotpedia and Sunshine Review. In 2009 sponsorship of Judgepedia was transferred to the Lucy Burns Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. [4][5]

Work on Judgepedia started in 2007 with creating pages for all of the federal courts and judges in the United States.[6] Once that project was complete, the focus shifted to state courts and judges, which includes in depth coverage of judicial elections since 2010.[7]

In the spring of 2008, Judgepedia changed its settings to require registration prior to editing the wiki.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Judgepedia.org Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Cleveland Law Library, retrieved 6/13/13
  3. ^ Hawaii Votes, retrieved 6/13/13
  4. ^ a b Judgepedia:About
  5. ^ Lucy Burns Institute 2011 990
  6. ^ Delaware Online "Web site examines state, federal judges, court systems", November 26, 2010
  7. ^ Judgepedia:Judicial elections, 2010
  8. ^ Judgepedia:About:Anyone may contribute

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