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Search below public information reflecting docket entries in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court (including civil, criminal, domestic violence, probate and tax cases).

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E-Filing

eFiling provides the court with an efficient and cost-effective way to receive filings and transmit orders. It also provides lawyers, their clients and self-represented parties with easy and inexpensive access to court filings.

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Superior court

The Superior Court handles all local trial matters, including civil, criminal, family court, probate, tax, landlord-tenant, small claims, and traffic. The Superior Court is here to serve the community, and several initiatives and collaborative projects are under way to improve service to the public in our Nation's Capital.

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Court of appeals

The DC Court of Appeals is the equivalent of a state supreme court. As the highest court for the District of Columbia, the Court of Appeals is authorized to review all final orders, judgments and specified interlocutory orders of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Opinions & Memorandum of Judgments

Memorandum Opinions and Judgments (MOJs) are not published. However, lists of MOJs are posted monthly and go back to September 1999.

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Court of Appeals
e-Filing and Cases
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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.

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Oral Arguments

The Court now provides real-time access to oral arguments. The court operates two courtrooms; most arguments are held in the Court of Appeals Main Courtroom. On occasion, the court conducts arguments in its Ceremonial Courtroom; for example, en banc arguments are conducted in the Ceremonial Courtroom.

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