About the Division
The name "Multi-Door" comes from the multi-door courthouse concept, which envisions one courthouse with multiple dispute resolution doors or programs. Cases are referred through the appropriate door for resolution. The goals of a multi-door approach are to provide residents with easy access to justice, reduce delay, and provide referrals to related services, making more options available through which disputes can be resolved. The Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of the DC Superior Court assists parties to reach agreements that meet their interests, preserve relationships, and save time and money. Our mediators and dispute resolution specialists are trained at Multi-Door to serve in a wide range of cases, from civil to small claims, to family.
To learn more about the history of the Division and our programs, please refer to our Program Summary.