DC Court of Appeals eFiling and Cases Online
DC Court of Appeals eFiling enables attorneys and self-represented litigants to view case dockets and submit filings electronically. The system features a publicly available real-time view of the case docket and a simple mechanism to submit filings to the court electronically and free of charge. Attorneys may file documents in any case and self-represented litigants may file documents in any case where they are a party. To begin, simply register here for a DC Court of Appeals eFiling account.
4/17/2020 DCCA eFiling and Public Access is Now Available
The DCCA’s eFiling and Public Access website has been restored and is now available for all filings, including emergency matters. Go to https://efile.dcappeals.gov to access the system. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by a lack of access.
All filings should be made using the DCCA’s eFiling system. However, pro se parties (parties who do not have counsel) who are not currently registered for eFiling, may during this period, email their filings to efilehelp [at] dcappelas.gov. Emergency filings may be submitted by email to: EmergencyFilings [at] dcappeals.gov
1/19/2018 Mandatory eFiling at the D.C. Court of Appeals
On Tuesday, February 20th, eFiling will become mandatory for all attorneys practicing at the D.C. Court of Appeals. This includes all agency attorneys who are not D.C. Bar members as well as attorneys practicing pro hac vice. Pro se litigants will still have the option to file at the court’s Public Office. Review the administrative order governing eFiling.
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Search DC Court of Appeals Cases Online
E-Filing at the DC Court of Appeals
eFiling Quick-Start Video
|Administrative Order 2-16 Pertaining to eFiling||Download|
|Administrative Order 3-16 Pertaining to Voluntary eFiling Program||Download|
|Administrative Order 1-18 Pertaining to Mandatory eFiling Program||Download|
|DCCA eFiling Instruction Manual||Download|
|DCCA eFiling Terms and Conditions||Download|
Available Case Types
When searching for cases, you can narrow down the returned results by including the case type Case Code with your search. For example, search using “16-AA” to view a listing of all Administrative Agency appeals filed in 2016. Below is a listing of all of the available case types and their associated codes.
|Case Type||Case Code|
|Bar - Sealed||BS|
|Criminal - DC||CT|
|Family - Sealed||FS|
|Special Proceedings - Sealed||SS|
If you have any comments or suggestions for improving the DC Court of Appeals eFiling and Public Access website please contact us at efilehelp [at] dcappeals.gov