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Search Superior Court civil, criminal, probate, tax, and domestic violence case records by name or case number and date, case type, party type, or status code. A Users Guide and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are included.
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View information about the Civil Division, including descriptions of the branches and links to additional resources.
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View Superior Court Rules governing civil, small claims, landlord-tenant, criminal, domestic violence, neglect and abuse, mental health, and probate cases.
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View information about representing yourself in Superior Court in several different case types including Civil, Small Claims, Landlord-Tenant, Housing Conditions, Domestic Violence, Family Court, Probate, and Mediation.
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View information about the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of Superior Court, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Programs include mediation, arbitration, case evaluation, and concilition in civil, small claims, landlord-tenant, medical malpractice, family, probate, and tax disputes. Links to specific programs are on the left side of the Dispute Resolution web page.
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Legal information is organized by topic including Consumer, Employment, Family Law, Housing, Public Benefits, Immigration, Asylum, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Non-Profit Law, Small Business Law, and Taxation.
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View information about the Housing Conditions Calendar, a program in the Civil Actions Branch that allows tenants to sue for housing code violations. Links to complaint and summons forms and instructions are included.
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Search answers to frequently asked questions about District of Columbia courts by keyword, date range, court type, and subject.
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The D.C. Bar offers information on a variety of legal topics including consumer, environmental, family, corporation, estates, housing, public benefits, and health care.
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Search the Official Code of the District of Columbia by keyword, or browse the table of contents by title.
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View information about small claims cases, including monetary limits, preparation and procedural assistance, the Small Claims Resource Center, and links to additional online resources.
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The D.C. Bar offers an Advice and Referral Clinic, Free Child Custody Clinic, Free Divorce Clinic, Landlord Tenant Resource Center, Legal Information Help Line, and fee dispute arbitration.
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The D.C. Bar offers a search service by attorney name, company name or office location.
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The D.C. Bar offers an online database of attorney discipline case summaries from 1979 through the present.
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The Bar Association of the District of Columbia offers a fee-based lawyer referral service.
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View contact information for District of Columbia providers of free and low-cost civil legal services.
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The D.C. Bar offers information about how to find and work with a lawyer, including a glossary of terms, when you need a lawyer, free legal services, representing yourself, finding and hiring a lawyer, lawyers' fees, and more.
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An online search form helps you find legal services or resources to match your legal problem and personal circumstances.
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View a directory of organizations offering free legal services to eligible clients, listed by name or service area.
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The DC Public Defender Service offers primarily criminal law assistance for adults and juveniles, but also mental health law, immigration, and disability advocacy. Links to additional Defender Services and other low-cost or no-cost resources are also provided.
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