Search Online Court Records With Care

Many clients use the Wisconsin circuit court website, known as “CCAP,”, to obtain information about state civil and criminal court cases.

CCAP information includes a case’s parties, judge, a list history, and status.

One using CCAP, however, must be careful to avoid liability by unwittingly using such information for illegal purposes.

For example, a potential employer may not generally discriminate against a job applicant based on an arrest or conviction record. It cannot ask about arrests, other than pending charges.
If an employer refuses to hire a qualified applicant because of a conviction, that offense must be substantially related to the particular job’s circumstances.

This is just one example of how an employer’s innocent CCAP search can unintentionally open a can of worms.

FOS can help you use CCAP information legally, and lessen potential liability.