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eFiling at the DC Court of Appeals (How to eFile)




eFiling Quick Start Video

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. Attorneys may file documents in any case and self-represented litigants may file documents in any case where they are a party. To begin, simply register here for a DC Court of Appeals eFiling account.

Title Download PDF
Administrative Order 2-16 Pertaining to eFiling Download
Administrative Order 3-16 Pertaining to Voluntary eFiling Program Download
Administrative Order 1-18 Pertaining to Mandatory eFiling Program Download
DCCA eFiling Instruction Manual Download
DCCA eFiling Terms and Conditions Download
Frequently Asked Questions for the District of Columbia Court of Appeal’s Pilot Project: Public Access to Certain Briefs and Orders Download
Redaction Certificate Disclosure Form Download
Tips for Redacting Briefs Download

Available Case Types

When searching for cases, you can narrow down the returned results by including the case type Case Code with your search. For example, search using “16-AA” to view a listing of all Administrative Agency appeals filed in 2016. Below is a listing of all of the available case types and their associated codes.

Case Type Case Code
Administrative Agency AA
Administrative Agency AA
Bar BG
Bar - Sealed BS
Civil CV
Criminal - DC CT
Criminal Felony CF
Criminal Misdemeanor CM
Criminal Other CO
Discretionary DA
Family FM
Family - Sealed FS
Original Actions OA
Probate PR
Small Claims CV
Special Proceedings SP
Special Proceedings - Sealed SS
Tax TX


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