Federal cases: Data fields notes (internal use only)

Notes on selected data fields

Case Internal Grade — Cases are graded A-D: A=selected for public list; B=lean toward selected later; C=Undecided/Need info; D=lead against selecting later.

Win/Loss — Consortium’s judgment of whether case is win/loss/mixed for poverty law advocates.

State of origin — For federal cases, this is the state where the case originated — the parties lived in that state and the case may have begun in that state’s courts.

Case organization role — Information from Lawrence list if legal services org was sponsor or amicus. This info is not fully accurate and this field will be removed shortly.