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District of Columbia Court Directory

This page lists online resources for courts in the District of Columbia.


Searching Case Records

Search Superior Court Case Records
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 User Guide and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are included.

Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases

Criminal Courtroom Calendars
View the Superior Court daily criminal courtroom assignment list for the current week by case number, courtroom number, judge name, attorney name, or defendant name.

Published opinions and orders

Administrative Orders
View Superior Court adminstrative orders by number, description or date.

Self help, legal research, general information

Superior Court Rules
View Superior Court Rules governing civil, small claims, landlord-tenant, criminal, domestic violence, neglect and abuse, mental health, and probate cases.
Self-Representation Information
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.
D.C. Community Courts
View information about the District of Columbia's Community Courts, which handle traffic and misdemeanor criminal cases and provide alternative forms of sentencing such as community service, diversion and treatment programs.
D.C. Problem-Solving Courts
View information about the District of Columbia's Drug Court, Prostitution Court, and Mental Health Diversion Program, which can set up treatment, educational, and employment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Information on Sealing and Expungement of Records
View information from the District of Columbia Public Defender on the sealing or expungement of criminal records.
Court Information
Search answers to frequently asked questions about District of Columbia courts by keyword, date range, court type, and subject.
District of Columbia Official Code
Search the Official Code of the District of Columbia by keyword, or browse the table of contents by title.
Contest Traffic and Parking Tickets
Contest District of Columbia parking and photo enforcement tickets online, or schedule minor moving violation hearings online. View instructions for contesting tickets by mail or in person.

Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral

Free Services from the D.C. Bar
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.
Find a Lawyer
The D.C. Bar offers a search service by attorney name, company name or office location.
Search Attorney Discipline Records
The D.C. Bar offers an online database of attorney discipline case summaries from 1979 through the present.
Lawyer Referral Service
The Bar Association of the District of Columbia offers a fee-based lawyer referral service.
Finding and Working With Lawyers
The D.C. Bar offers information about how to find and work with a lawyer, including a glossary of terms, identifying when you need a lawyer, free legal services available, selecting a lawyer, lawyers' fees, and more.
D.C. Public Defender Services Information
The D.C. 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.

Forms and related information

Court Forms and Documents
Search District of Columbia court forms and documents by keyword, date range, court type, and subject.

Online fine payments

Pay District of Columbia Motor Vehicle Fines
Pay District of Columbia motor vehicle tickets online, including parking, photo enforcement, and minor moving violations.

For information on other public records in District of Columbia County, District of Columbia see the District of Columbia County, District of Columbia Public Records Directory
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