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District of Columbia Courts

Life at DC Courts

As the third branch of government, the mission of the District of Columbia Courts is “to protect rights and liberties, uphold and interpret the law, and resolve disputes peacefully, fairly and effectively in the District of Columbia.” This is the mission that employees strive to live by each and every day, understanding that their contributions make a difference in the lives of the public.

Employee Viewpoint Survey results since 2009 have found that employees are proud to work for the District of Columbia Courts and are committed to ensuring justice for all. As a mission driven organization, those who join the Courts are guided by the simple, but compelling vision of having a court system that is Open to All, Trusted by All and providing Justice for All.

The District of Columbia Courts thrive on both the traditions associated with the Rule of Law and the innovation required to administer justice. As employees assume their new responsibilities, employees are encouraged to carry out their duties with excellence and a vocation for service, while seeking ways to learn, grow and contribute in the judicial system.