Searching Case Records
View information about requesting probate records, including record searches, copies of documents, and reviewing files.
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.
Published opinions and orders
Self help, legal research, general information
Search answers to frequently asked questions about District of Columbia courts by keyword, date range, court type, and subject.
Dispute Resolution Information
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.
Free Legal Information
Legal information is organized by topic including Consumer, Employment, Family Law, Housing, Public Benefits, Immigration, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Small Business Law, and Taxation.
View and download videos and brochures regarding handling of decedents' estates, guardianship of minors, and conservatorship of adults who are unable to provide for their personal needs or manage their financial resources.
Probate Resource Center
View information about the Probate Resource Center, which provides free assistance to people representing themselves in the Probate Division.
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.
Superior Court Rules
View Superior Court Rules governing civil, small claims, landlord-tenant, criminal, domestic violence, neglect and abuse, mental health, and probate cases.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Find a Lawyer
The D.C. Bar offers a search service by attorney name, company name or office location.
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.
Free Civil Legal Services
View contact information for District of Columbia providers of free and low-cost civil legal services.
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.
Lawyer Referral Service
The Bar Association of the District of Columbia offers a fee-based lawyer referral service.
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Court Forms and Documents
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