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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 Users Guide and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are included.
Published opinions and 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.
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.
Domestic Violence Resources
View information about Domestic Violence Intake Centers as well as other community resources, including confidential services such as Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE).
Free Legal Information
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.
Information on Sealing and Expungement of Records
View information from the District of Columbia Public Defender on the sealing or expungement of criminal records.
Search answers to frequently asked questions about District of Columbia courts by keyword, date range, court type, and subject.
D.C. Bar Legal Information
The D.C. Bar offers information on a variety of legal topics including consumer, environmental, family, corporation, estates, housing, public benefits, and health care.
D.C. Child and Family Services
The D.C. Child and Family Services Agency is responsible for the protection of children at risk of abuse and neglect, and provides intervention, foster care, and placement services. The agency also assists at-risk families, partners, and caretakers.
District of Columbia Official Code
Search the Official Code of the District of Columbia by keyword, or browse the table of contents by title.
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.
Free Civil Legal Services
View contact information for District of Columbia providers of free and low-cost civil legal services.
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, when you need a lawyer, free legal services, representing yourself, finding and hiring a lawyer, lawyers' fees, and more.
Legal Aid Referral Search
An online search form helps you find legal services or resources to match your legal problem and personal circumstances.
Find Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of organizations offering free legal services to eligible clients, listed by name or service area.
DC Public Defender Services Information
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.
Forms and related information
Court Forms and Documents
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