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The DC Courts and other organizations make available brochures, guides, and handbooks that provide information about filing various types of cases and general assistance. Links to these useful resources are listed below on this web page.
LIST OF LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR THOSE WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY
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Includes matters related to adoption, child support, custody and visitation.DC Superior Court Family Self-Help Center
Includes matters related to evictions, lease agreements, housing conditions and repairs, ownership and foreclosures, landlord’s rights and responsibilities.Landlord and Tenant Matters
Matters relating to wills, small and large estates, and adult guardianships.
Probate and Estate Planning Section of LawHelp/DC
Probate Self Help Center - Estates, Wills and Guardianships
See information about the definition of domestic violence and how to stay safe.Domestic Violence Matters
The Multi-Door Division can help resolve problems without filing a case using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) or Mediation. This ADR assistance includes family, child protection, and community problems and disputes. For more information on landlord & tenant matters, visit the Landlord-tenant resource center. For information on family matters, visit the Family Self Help Center.
For legal assistance navigating the District of Columbia juvenile and criminal justice systems, contact the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.
See resources for those looking to represent themselves or in need of assistance in an appeals process.
Representing Yourself in an Appeal
Free Legal Services Providers for Non-Criminal Appeals
Mediation helps parties settle disputes with the help of an impartial third party. There are many types of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, case evaluation and conciliation. Our mediators and dispute resolution specialists are trained to serve in a wide range of cases, from civil to small claims, to family.Learn more
Legal Services Providers organizations may be able to give you legal advice, represent you in court, or help you learn how to represent yourself. The DC Bar provides additional information on How to Find and Work With a Lawyer.Learn more
Search across all courts and divisions for the form you require. Filter for more specialized results. Forms may come in several different languages including; English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean, and Vietnamese. Please note that all forms must be submitted in English.Learn more