Seals of the Court of Appeals and Superior Court
District of Columbia Courts

Culture of the DC Courts

The District of Columbia Courts place strong emphasis on our values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency. The goal of the DC Courts values is to create a culture that excels in public service, while enhancing professionalism and strengthening organizational performance.

A fundamental tenet of the values is to create a culture that enables employees to work together collaboratively to fulfill the mission of serving the public in the District of Columbia.

Accountability
We take responsibility for our conduct and are answerable for our performance.
Excellence
We provide the highest quality of service in everything we do.
Fairness
We are impartial in our action, decisions, and treatment of others.
Integrity
We demonstrate the highest standards of ethical behavior.
Respect
We treat everyone with dignity, courtesy, and undesrtanding.
Transparency
We are open in our processes and communicate our actions and decisions clearly.