Welcome to the District of Columbia Courts. The Courts are here to serve you, and we hope that this information will make it easier for you to complete your business with us.
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.
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.
Memorandum Opinions and Judgments (MOJs) are not published. However, lists of MOJs are posted monthly and go back to September 1999.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more