The mission of the Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation is to promote and support open source projects that improve access to justice and make legal and regulatory compliance more efficient and cost effective. Here are links to our featured projects.

Legal Open Source Projects


By Travers Smith and Shawn Curran

Matmail is an open source email management system which filed emails received by a lawyer in appropriate folders. Learn more about it here.


By Jonathan Pyle

Docassemble is a free and open source platform for the development of guided interviews, expert systems, and document assembly applications. Learn more here.

Financing Documents

Fenwick and Cooley have supported a project to place sophisticated financing document into an open source repository. Read about it here.

Case Management

ArcCase offers an Open Source Case Management Alternative product with an enterprise edition for those who want paid support and enhanced features. Read more here.

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