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Rules of the DC Court of Appeals

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DC Court of Appeals Rules

  • Rule 1. Title and Scope of Rules; Definitions
  • Rule 2. Seal
  • Rule 2.1 Suspension of Rules
  • Rule 3. Appeal as of Right — How taken
  • Rule 4. Appeal as of Right — When taken
  • Rule 5. Appeals by Permission Pursuant to D.C. Code § 11-721 (d) (2001)
  • Rule 6. Appeals by Application Pursuant to D.C. Code § 11-721 © (2001) and § 17-301 (2001)
  • Rule 7. Bond for Costs on Appeal in a Civil Case
  • Rule 8. Stay or Injunction Pending Appeal
  • Rule 9. Release or Detention in a Criminal Case
  • Rule 10. The Record on Appeal
  • Rule 11. Transmission of the Record
  • Rule 12. Docketing the Appeal; Filing the Record; Sealing the Record
  • Rule 13. Dismissal of Appeal
  • Rule 14. Appeal Conferences
  • Rule 15. Review of Agency Orders
  • Rule 16. Record on Review
  • Rule 17. Filing of the Record
  • Rule 18. Stay Pending Review
  • Rule 19. Conditions Pending Appeal
  • Rule 20. Applicability of Other Rules
  • Rule 21. Writs of Mandamus and Prohibition, and Other Extraordinary Writs
  • Rule 22. Certification of Questions of Law
  • Rule 23. Reserved
  • Rule 24. Proceeding Without Prepayment of Costs (In Forma Pauperis)
  • Rule 25. Filing and Service
  • Rule 26. Computing and Extending Time
  • Rule 26.1 Corporate Disclosure Statement
  • Rule 27. Motions
  • Rule 28. Briefs
  • Rule 29. Brief of an Amicus Curiae
  • Rule 30. Appendix to the Briefs
  • Rule 31. Serving and Filing Briefs
  • Rule 32. Form of Briefs, Appendices, and Other Papers
  • Rule 33. Calendaring of Cases
  • Rule 34. Oral Argument
  • Rule 35. Petition for Hearing or Rehearing En Banc; En Banc Determination
  • Rule 36. Entry of Judgment; Notice; Opinions
  • Rule 37. Interest on Judgment
  • Rule 38. Sanctions
  • Rule 39. Costs
  • Rule 40. Petition for Rehearing by the Division
  • Rule 41. Mandate: Contents; Issuance and Effective Date; Stay; Remand; Recall; and Disciplinary Matters
  • Rule 42. Appearance and Withdrawal of Attorneys; Self-representation
  • Rule 43. Substitution of Parties
  • Rule 44. Challenges to Statutes of the United States or the District of Columbia
  • Rule 45. Clerk’s Duties
  • Rule 46. Admission to the Bar
  • Rule 47. Masters
  • Rule 48. Legal Assistance by Law Students
  • Rule 49. Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • Rule 50. Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia
  • Schedule of Fees and Costs