PHONE SCAM ALERT (1/11/2023): We’ve been made aware of a scam in which someone calls people about a court hearing because they owe money. We don’t notify individuals about court hearings by phone. Do not provide personal information to the caller. We're working with law enforcement to resolve. If you're affected, please reach out to your local police department. Thank you for your cooperation.
Congress established the Superior Court of the District of Columbia as the trial court of general jurisdiction for the District of Columbia in 1970. The court consists of a chief judge and 49 associate judges. The court is assisted by the service of 24 magistrate judges as well as retired judges who have been recommended and approved as senior judges.