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Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure

  • Civil Rule 1. Scope and Purpose
  • Civil Rule 2. One Form of Action
  • Civil Rule 3. Commencing an Action
  • Civil Rule 3-I. Actions Involving Real Property
  • Civil Rule 4. Summons
  • Civil Rule 4.1. Serving Other Process
  • Civil Rule 4-I. Service by Publication
  • Civil Rule 5. Serving and Filing Pleadings and Other Papers
  • Civil Rule 5-I. Proof of Service
  • Civil Rule 5-II. Pleadings and Orders Affecting Estates of Veterans
  • Civil Rule 5-III. Sealed or Confidential Documents
  • Civil Rule 5.1. Challenge to Validity or Constitutionality
  • Civil Rule 5.1-I. Intervention by the United States or the District of Columbia
  • Civil Rule 5.2 Privacy Protection for Filings Made with the Court
  • Civil Rule 6. Computing and Extending Time_ Time for Motion Papers
  • Civil Rule 6-I. Continuous Session of Court
  • Civil Rule 7. Pleadings Allowed_ Form of Motions and Other Papers
  • Civil Rule 7.1. Disclosure Statement
  • Civil Rule 7-I. Stipulations
  • Civil Rule 8. General Rules of Pleading
  • Civil Rule 9. Pleading Special Matters
  • Civil Rule 9-I. Verifications, Affidavits, and Declarations
  • Civil Rule 10. Form of Pleadings
  • Civil Rule 10-I. Pleadings Stationery and Locational Information
  • Civil Rule 11. Signing Pleadings, Motions, and Other Papers_ Representations to Court_ Sanctions
  • Civil Rule 12. Defenses and Objections
  • Civil Rule 12-I. Motions Practice
  • Civil Rule 13. Counterclaim and Crossclaim
  • Civil Rule 14. Third-Party Practice
  • Civil Rule 15. Amended and Supplemental Pleadings
  • Civil Rule 16. Pretrial Conferences_ Pretrial Status Conferences_ Scheduling_ Management
  • Civil Rule 16-I. Deleted
  • Civil Rule 16-II Failure to Appear for Conference
  • Civil Rule 17. Plaintiff and Defendant_ Capacity_ Public Officers
  • Civil Rule 18. Joinder of Claims
  • Civil Rule 19. Required Joinder of Parties
  • Civil Rule 20. Permissive Joinder of Parties
  • Civil Rule 21. Misjoinder and Nonjoinder of Parties
  • Civil Rule 22. Interpleader
  • Civil Rule 23. Class Actions
  • Civil Rule 23.1. Derivative Actions
  • Civil Rule 23.2. Actions Relating to Unincorporated Associations
  • Civil Rule 23-I. Class Actions Procedure for Determining Whether Action May Be Maintained as Class Action_ Additional Notice Req
  • Civil Rule 23-II. Deleted
  • Civil Rule 24. Intervention
  • Civil Rule 25. Substitution of Parties
  • Civil Rule 26. Duty to Disclose_ General Provisions Governing Discovery
  • Civil Rule 27. Depositions to Perpetuate Testimony
  • Civil Rule 28. Persons Before Whom Depositions May Be Taken
  • Civil Rule 28-I. Interstate Depositions and Discovery Procedures
  • Civil Rule 28-II. Appointment of Examiner to Take Testimony of a Witness Residing Outside the District of Columbia_ Commissions
  • Civil Rule 29. Stipulations About Discovery Procedure
  • Civil Rule 30. Depositions by Oral Examination
  • Civil Rule 31. Depositions by Written Questions
  • Civil Rule 32. Using Depositions in Court Proceedings
  • Civil Rule 33. Interrogatories to Parties
  • Civil Rule 34. Producing Documents, Electronically Stored Information, and Tangible Things, or Entering onto Land, for Inspectio
  • Civil Rule 35. Physical and Mental Examinations
  • Civil Rule 36. Requests for Admission
  • Civil Rule 37. Failure to Cooperate in Discovery_ Sanctions
  • Civil Rule 38. Right to a Jury Trial_ Demand
  • Civil Rule 38-I. Deleted
  • Civil Rule 38-II. Failure to Appear for Trial as Consent to Trial Without Jury
  • Civil Rule 39. Trial by Jury or by the Court
  • Civil Rule 39-I. Appearance at Trial
  • Civil Rule 39-II. Number of Counsel
  • Civil Rule 40. Omitted
  • Civil Rule 40-I. Assignment of Cases
  • Civil Rule 40-II. Designation and Assignment of Cases to Civil I Calendars
  • Civil Rule 40-III. Collection and Subrogation Cases
  • Civil Rule 41. Dismissal of Actions
  • Civil Rule 41-I. Deleted
  • Civil Rule 42. Consolidation_ Separate Trials
  • Civil Rule 43. Evidence
  • Civil Rule 43-I. Record of a Regularly Conducted Activity_ Public Record_ Photographic Copies
  • Civil Rule 43-II. Deleted
  • Civil Rule 44. Proving an Official Record
  • Civil Rule 44.1. Determining Foreign Law
  • Civil Rule 44-I. Proving Statutes, Ordinances, and Regulations
  • Civil Rule 45. Subpoena
  • Civil Rule 46. Objecting to a Ruling or Order
  • Civil Rule 47. Selecting Jurors
  • Civil Rule 47-I. Deleted
  • Civil Rule 48. Number of Jurors_ Verdict_ Polling
  • Civil Rule 49. Special Verdict_ General Verdict and Questions
  • Civil Rule 50. Judgment as a Matter of Law in a Jury Trial_ Related Motion for a New Trial_ Conditional Ruling
  • Civil Rule 51. Instructions to the Jury_ Objections_ Preserving a Claim of Error
  • Civil Rule 52. Findings and Conclusions by the Court_ Judgment on Partial Findings
  • Civil Rule 53. Masters
  • Civil Rule 53-I. Auditor-Master Fees
  • Civil Rule 53-II. Deposit for Expenses
  • Civil Rule 54. Judgment_ Costs
  • Civil Rule 54-I. Witness Fees_ Costs of Depositions, Transcripts, and Bonds
  • Civil Rule 54-II. Waiver of Costs, Fees, or Security
  • Civil Rule 55. Default_ Default Judgment
  • Civil Rule 55-I. Withdrawal of Jury Demand After Default
  • Civil Rule 55-II. Ex Parte Proof by Motion of Pecuniary Losses_ Deficiency Judgment
  • Civil Rule 55-III. Vacating Default or Default Judgment by Consent
  • Civil Rule 56. Summary Judgment
  • Civil Rule 57. Declaratory Judgment
  • Civil Rule 58. Entering Judgment
  • Civil Rule 59. New Trial_ Altering or Amending a Judgment
  • Civil Rule 60. Relief from a Judgment or Order
  • Civil Rule 61. Harmless Error
  • Civil Rule 62. Stay of Proceedings to Enforce a Judgment
  • Civil Rule 62.1. Indicative Ruling on a Motion for Relief That Is Barred by a Pending Appeal
  • Civil Rule 62-I. Supersedeas Bond
  • Civil Rule 62-II. Application for Termination of Stay or for Entry of Judgment
  • Civil Rule 62-III. Enforcing Foreign Judgments; Recognizing Foreign-Country Money Judgments
  • Civil Rule 63. Judge's or Magistrate Judge's Inability to Proceed
  • Civil Rule 63-I. Bias or Prejudice of a Judge or Magistrate Judge
  • Civil Rule 64. Seizing a Person or Property
  • Civil Rule 64-I. Attachment Before Judgment
  • Civil Rule 64-II. Replevin Actions
  • Civil Rule 65. Injunctions and Restraining Orders
  • Civil Rule 65.1. Proceedings Against a Surety
  • Civil Rule 66. Receivers
  • Civil Rule 67. Deposit into Court
  • Civil Rule 67-I. Recording Money Paid to or by Clerk
  • Civil Rule 68. Offer of Judgment
  • Civil Rule 68-I. Judgment by Confession or Consent
  • Civil Rule 69. Execution
  • Civil Rule 69-I. Attachment After Judgment
  • Civil Rule 69-II. Particular Provisions for Attachments of Wages After Judgment
  • Civil Rule 70. Enforcing a Judgment for a Specific Act
  • Civil Rule 70-I. Confirming, Vacating, or Modifying Arbitration Awards Under the Arbitration Amendments Act of 2007
  • Civil Rule 71. Enforcing Relief for of Against a Nonparty
  • Civil Rule 71.1. Condemning Real or Personal Property
  • Civil Rule 71.1-I. Proceedings for Forfeiture of Property
  • Civil Rule 72. Deleted
  • Civil Rule 73. Magistrate Judges Trial by Consent_ Appeal
  • Civil Rule 74. Omitted
  • Civil Rule 75. Omitted
  • Civil Rule 76. Omitted
  • Civil Rule 77. Conducting Business_ Clerk's Authority_ Notice of an Order or Judgment
  • Civil Rule 77-I. Deleted
  • Civil Rule 77-II. Uncontested Motions for Security for Costs
  • Civil Rule 78. Omitted
  • Civil Rule 78-I. Deleted
  • Civil Rule 79. Records Kept by the Clerk
  • Civil Rule 79-I. Copies and Custody of Filed Papers
  • Civil Rule 80. Stenographic or Digitally Recorded Transcripts as Evidence
  • Civil Rule 81. Applicability of the Rules in General
  • Civil Rule 82. Jurisdiction Unaffected
  • Civil Rule 83. Directives by Judge or Magistrate Judge
  • Civil Rule 83-I. Amendments of or Additions to Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Civil Rule 84. Forms
  • Civil Rule 85. Title
  • Civil Rule 86. Effective Dates
  • Civil Rule 86-I. Deleted
  • Civil Rule 101. Appearance and Withdrawal of Attorneys
  • Civil Rule 102. Disciplinary Proceedings Against Attorneys
  • Civil Rule 103. Employees Not to Practice Law
  • Civil Rule 104. Avoidance and Resolution of Conflicts in Engagements of Counsel Among the Courts in the District of Columbia
  • Civil Rule 201. Recording of Court Proceedings_ Release of Transcripts
  • Civil Rule 202. Fees
  • Civil Rule 203. Free Press--Fair Trial
  • Civil Rule 204. Administrative Searches and Inspections
  • Civil Rule 205. Change of Name
  • Civil Rule 301. Compensation of Conservators and Guardians of Infants
  • Civil Rule 302. Duties and Compensation of a Guardian Ad Litem in Conservatorship Proceedings
  • Civil Rule 303. Bonds and Undertakings
  • Civil Rule 304. Trustees, Conservators, Guardians Ad Litem, and Other Fiduciaries
  • Civil Rule 305. Trust Funds_ Fiduciaries
  • Civil Rule 306. Investments by a Fiduciary
  • Civil Rule 307. Dower_ Life Estate
  • Civil Rule 308. Court Sales of Real and Personal Property
  • Civil Rule 309. Conferences
  • Civil Rule 310. Conservatorships

Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure Agency Review

  • Agency Rule 1. Superior Court Review of Agency Orders Pursuant to D.C. Code 1981, Title 1, Chapter 6
  • Agency Rule 2. Appeals From the Traffic Adjudication Appeals Board to the Superior Court Pursuant to D.C. Code 40-635
  • Appendix to Agency Rule 1
  • Appendix to Agency Rule 2

Superior Court Rules of Procedure for the Landlord and Tenant Branch

  • L & T Rule 1. Scope of Rules
  • L & T Rule 2. Applicability of Certain Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure
  • L & T Rule 3. Commencement of Action
  • L & T Rule 3-I. Properties Subject to Court-Ordered Receiverships
  • L & T Rule 4. Process
  • L & T Rule 5. Pleading by the Defendant
  • L & T Rule 6. Jury Demand
  • L & T Rule 7. Time of Sessions, Office Hours, and Trials
  • L & T Rule 7-I. Deleted
  • L & T Rule 8. Attorneys Limitation of Cases
  • L & T Rule 9. Persons Appearing in a Representative Capacity
  • L & T Rule 10. Discovery
  • L & T Rule 11. Preliminary Proceedings by the Clerk
  • L & T Rule 11-I. Entry of Consent Judgment by the Interview and Judgment Officer
  • L & T Rule 12. Proceedings by the Court
  • L & T Rule 12-I. Protective Order
  • L & T Rule 13. Motions
  • L & T Rule 13-I. Motions in Cases Certified to Civil Actions Branch
  • L & T Rule 14. Entry of Judgment
  • L & T Rule 14-I. Dismissal for Failure to Prosecute
  • L & T Rule 14-II. Redemption of Tenancy
  • L & T Rule 15. Fees and Costs
  • L & T Rule 16. Execution

Superior Court Rules of Procedure for the Small Claims and Conciliation Branch

  • Small Claims Rule 1. Scope of Rules
  • Small Claims Rule 2. Applicability of Certain Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Small Claims Rule 3. Commencement of Actions
  • Small Claims Rule 4. Process
  • Small Claims Rule 5. Pleadings
  • Small Claims Rule 6. Jury Demand
  • Small Claims Rule 7. Time of Sessions, Office Hours, and Trials
  • Small Claims Rule 8. Certification to Civil Division
  • Small Claims Rule 9. Persons Appearing in a Representative Capacity
  • Small Claims Rule 10. Discovery
  • Small Claims Rule 11. Preliminary Proceedings by the Clerk
  • Small Claims Rule 12. Proceedings by the Court
  • Small Claims Rule 13. Motions
  • Small Claims Rule 13-I. Motions and Discovery in Cases Referred to the Civil Division
  • Small Claims Rule 14. Fees
  • Small Claims Rule 15. Costs
  • Small Claims Rule 16. Judgment
  • Small Claims Rule 17. Installment Payment of Judgment
  • Small Claims Rule 18. Supplementary Proceedings in Wage Claims
  • Small Claims Rule 19. Limitation of Allowance of Attorney's Fees
  • Small Claims Arbitration Rule 1
  • Small Claims Arbitration Rule 2
  • Small Claims Arbitration Rule 3
  • Small Claims Arbitration Rule 4
  • Small Claims Arbitration Rule 5
  • Small Claims Arbitration Rule 6
  • Small Claims Conciliation Rule 1. Availability of Conciliation
  • Small Claims Conciliation Rule 2. Conciliation Upon Application of 1 Party
  • Small Claims Conciliation Rule 3. Conciliation Where All Parties Appear Together Voluntarily
  • Small Claims Conciliation Rule 4. Conciliation of Cases Certified by a Judge of the Superior Court

Superior Court Rules of Criminal Procedure

  • Criminal Rule 1. Scope_ Authority of the Chief Judge_ Definitions
  • Criminal Rule 2. Interpretation
  • Criminal Rule 3. The Complaint
  • Criminal Rule 4. Arrest Warrant or Summons on a Complaint
  • Criminal Rule 4-I. Use of Summons When Reprosecuting Offense
  • Criminal Rule 4.1. Complaint, Warrant, or Summons by Telephone or Other Reliable Electronic Means
  • Criminal Rule 5. Initial Appearance
  • Criminal Rule 5-I. Deleted
  • Criminal Rule 5.1. Preliminary Hearing
  • Criminal Rule 6. The Grand Jury
  • Criminal Rule 7. The Indictment and the Information
  • Criminal Rule 8. Joinder of Offenses and of Defendants
  • Criminal Rule 9. Arrest Warrant or Summons on an Indictment or Information
  • Criminal Rule 10. Arraignment
  • Criminal Rule 11. Pleas
  • Criminal Rule 12. Pleadings and Pretrial Motions
  • Criminal Rule 12-I. Motions Practice
  • Criminal Rule 12.1. Notice of an Alibi Defense
  • Criminal Rule 12.2. Notice of an Insanity Defense_ Mental Examination
  • Criminal Rule 12.3. Notice of a Public-Authority Defense
  • Criminal Rule 12.4. Disclosure Statement
  • Criminal Rule 13. Joint Trial of Separate Cases
  • Criminal Rule 14. Relief from Prejudicial Joinder
  • Criminal Rule 15. Depositions
  • Criminal Rule 16. Discovery and Inspection
  • Criminal Rule 16-I. Informal Discovery
  • Criminal Rule 17. Subpoena
  • Criminal Rule 17.1. Pretrial Conference
  • Criminal Rule 18. Omitted
  • Criminal Rule 19. Vacant
  • Criminal Rule 20. Transfer From the District of Columbia for Plea and Sentence
  • Criminal Rule 21. Omitted
  • Criminal Rule 22. Vacant
  • Criminal Rule 23. Jury or Nonjury Trial
  • Criminal Rule 24. Trial Jurors
  • Criminal Rule 25. Judge’s or Magistrate Judge’s Disability
  • Criminal Rule 26. Evidence
  • Criminal Rule 26.1. Foreign Law Determination
  • Criminal Rule 26.2. Producing a Witness’s Statement
  • Criminal Rule 26.3. Mistrial
  • Criminal Rule 27. Proving an Official Record
  • Criminal Rule 28. Court-Appointed Expert Witnesses and Interpreters
  • Criminal Rule 29. Motion for a Judgment of Acquittal
  • Criminal Rule 29.1. Closing Argument
  • Criminal Rule 30. Jury Instructions
  • Criminal Rule 31. Jury Verdict
  • Criminal Rule 32. Sentencing and Judgment
  • Criminal Rule 32.1. Revoking or Modifying Probation
  • Criminal Rule 32.2. Omitted
  • Criminal Rule 33. New Trial
  • Criminal Rule 34. Arresting Judgment
  • Criminal Rule 35. Correcting or Reducing a Sentence or Collateral_ Setting Aside Forfeiture
  • Criminal Rule 36. Clerical Error
  • Criminal Rule 36-I. Recording of Court Proceedings_ Release of Transcripts
  • Criminal Rule 37. Indicative Ruling on a Motion for Relief That Is Barred by a Pending Appeal
  • Criminal Rule 38. Staying a Sentence
  • Criminal Rule 39. Vacant
  • Criminal Rule 40. Release and Detention of Federal Defendants
  • Criminal Rule 40-I. State Fugitives and Extradition
  • Criminal Rule 41. Search and Seizure
  • Criminal Rule 41-I. Interception of Wire or Oral Communications
  • Criminal Rule 42. Criminal Contempt
  • Criminal Rule 43. Defendant's Presence
  • Criminal Rule 44. Right to Appointed Counsel_ Joint Representation
  • Criminal Rule 44-I. Assignment of Counsel
  • Criminal Rule 45. Computing and Extending Time
  • Criminal Rule 46. Release from Custody_ Supervising Detention
  • Criminal Rule 47. Motions and Supporting Affidavits
  • Criminal Rule 47-I. Deleted
  • Criminal Rule 48. Dismissal
  • Criminal Rule 49. Serving and Filing Papers
  • Criminal Rule 49.1. Privacy Protection for Filings Made with the Court
  • Criminal Rule 50. Omitted
  • Criminal Rule 51. Preserving Claimed Error
  • Criminal Rule 52. Harmless and Plain Error
  • Criminal Rule 53. Photography, Broadcasting, Recording, and Other Disclosures
  • Criminal Rule 54. Deleted
  • Criminal Rule 55. Records of the Clerk
  • Criminal Rule 55-I. Removal of Records
  • Criminal Rule 56. When Court Is Open
  • Criminal Rule 57. Rules of Courts
  • Criminal Rule 58. Omitted
  • Criminal Rule 59. Deleted
  • Criminal Rule 60. Victims Right's
  • Criminal Rule 61. Title
  • Criminal Rule 100. Creation of Sections
  • Criminal Rule 101. Duties and Operation of the Assignment Section
  • Criminal Rule 102. Duties and Operation of the District of Columbia Section
  • Criminal Rule 103. Duties and Operation of the Traffic Section
  • Criminal Rule 104. Operation of the Tax Division in Criminal Proceedings
  • Criminal Rule 105. Assignment of Felony Cases and Related Cases
  • Criminal Rule 106. Special Assignments
  • Criminal Rule 107. Notice of Assignments, Transfers and Reassigments
  • Criminal Rule 108. Felony Case Arraignment
  • Criminal Rule 109. Arraignments in Misdemeanor Cases and Presentments
  • Criminal Rule 110. Place of Preliminary Hearings Including Pretrial Detention Hearings
  • Criminal Rule 111. Continuances
  • Criminal Rule 112. Continuing Effect of Praecipe Submitted by Defense Counsel
  • Criminal Rule 113. Witness Fees
  • Criminal Rule 114. Indictable Misdemeanors
  • Criminal Rule 115. Practice by Attorneys Not Members of the Bar of the District of Columbia
  • Criminal Rule 116. Bonds and Sureties
  • Criminal Rule 117. Magistrate Judges
  • Criminal Rule 118. Deleted
  • Criminal Rule 119. Custody of Property and Exhibits in Criminal Cases
  • Criminal Rule 120. Deleted

Rules Governing Proceedings Under D.C. Code 23-110

  • 23-110 Rule 1. Scope of Rules
  • 23-110 Rule 2. Motion
  • 23-110 Rule 3. Filing Motion
  • 23-110 Rule 4. Preliminary Consideration by Judge_ Appointment of Counsel
  • 23-110 Rule 5. Answer_ Contents
  • 23-110 Rule 6. Discovery
  • 23-110 Rule 7. Expansion of Record
  • 23-110 Rule 8. Evidentiary Hearing
  • 23-110 Rule 9. Delayed or Successive Motions
  • 23-110 Rule 10. Powers of Magistrates
  • 23-110 Rule 11. Time for Appeal
  • 23-110 Rule 12. Superior Court Rules of Criminal and Civil Procedure_ Extent of Applicability

Superior Court Rules for Domestic Violence

  • DV Rule 1. Scope and Purpose
  • DV Rule 2. Commencement of Action
  • DV Rule 3. Service of Process
  • DV Rule 4. Continuance
  • DV Rule 5. Failure to Appear
  • DV Rule 6. Form of Pleadings
  • DV Rule 7. Motions
  • DV Rule 7A. Temporary Protection Orders
  • DV Rule 8. General Provisions Regarding Discovery
  • DV Rule 9. Conduct of Hearings
  • DV Rule 10. Dismissal of Action
  • DV Rule 11. Issuance of Orders
  • DV Rule 12. Contempt
  • DV Rule 13. Appeal
  • DV Rule 14. Subpoenas

Superior Court General Rules of the Family Court

  • General Family Rule A. Branches, Sections, and Scope
  • General Family Rule B. Family Court Clerk's Office
  • General Family Rule C. Fees
  • General Family Rule D. Magistrate Judges
  • General Family Rule E. Subpoenas
  • General Family Rule F. Witness Fees
  • General Family Rule G. Continuances
  • General Family Rule H. Notice of Hearing and Order Directing Appearance
  • General Family Rule I. Deleted
  • General Family Rule J. Employer's Statements
  • General Family Rule K. Financial Statements
  • General Family Rule L. Jury Trials
  • General Family Rule M. Law Student Practice
  • General Family Rule N. Recording of Court Proceedings_ Release of Transcripts
  • General Family Rule O. Avoidance and Resolution of Conflicts in Engagements of Counsel Among the Courts in the District of Colum
  • General Family Rule P. Sealing of Records
  • General Family Rule Q. Record Made in Regular Course of Business Photographic Copies
  • General Family Rule R. Judge in Chambers_ Judge on Emergency Assignment
  • General Family Rule S. Disciplinary Proceedings Against Attorneys
  • General Family Rule T. Employees Not to Practice Law

Superior Court Rules Governing Juvenile Proceedings

  • Juvenile Rule 1. Scope
  • Juvenile Rule 2. Purpose and Construction
  • Juvenile Rule 3. The Complaint
  • Juvenile Rule 4. Order for Custody
  • Juvenile Rule 5. Use of Summons When Repetitioning Offense
  • Juvenile Rule 6. The Grand Jury--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 7. The Petition
  • Juvenile Rule 8. Joinder of Offenses and of Respondents
  • Juvenile Rule 9. Summonses and Other Notices of Hearing
  • Juvenile Rule 10. Initial Hearings
  • Juvenile Rule 11. Guilty Pleas
  • Juvenile Rule 12. Pleadings, Motions, and Defenses Before the Factfinding Hearing
  • Juvenile Rule 12.1. Notice of Alibi
  • Juvenile Rule 13. Trial Together of Petitions
  • Juvenile Rule 14. Relief from Prejudicial Joinder
  • Juvenile Rule 15. Depositions
  • Juvenile Rule 16. Discovery and Inspection
  • Juvenile Rule 16-I. Informal Discovery
  • Juvenile Rule 17. Subpoena
  • Juvenile Rule 17.1. Pretrial Conference
  • Juvenile Rule 18. Place of Prosecution and Trial--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 19. Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 20. Transfer from the District for Plea and Sentence--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 21. Transfer from the District for Trial--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 22. Time of Motion to Transfer--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 23. Trial by Jury or by the Court--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 24. Trial Jurors--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 25. Judge_ Disability
  • Juvenile Rule 26. Evidence
  • Juvenile Rule 26.1. Determination of Foreign Law--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 26.2. Production of Statements of Witnesses
  • Juvenile Rule 26.3. Mistrial
  • Juvenile Rule 27. Proof of Official Record
  • Juvenile Rule 28. Expert Witnesses and Interpreters
  • Juvenile Rule 29. Motion for Judgment of Acquittal
  • Juvenile Rule 30. Instructions--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 31. Findings by the Family Court
  • Juvenile Rule 32. Disposition and Judgment
  • Juvenile Rule 33. New Factfinding Hearing
  • Juvenile Rule 34. Arrest of Judgment--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 35. Correction or Reduction of Sentence--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 36. Clerical Mistakes
  • Juvenile Rule 37. Deleted
  • Juvenile Rule 38. Stay of Execution, and Relief Pending Review--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 39. Deleted
  • Juvenile Rule 40. Commitment to Another District_ Removal--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 41. Search and Seizure
  • Juvenile Rule 42. Contempt of Court
  • Juvenile Rule 43. Presence of the Respondent
  • Juvenile Rule 44. Right to and Assignment of Counsel
  • Juvenile Rule 45. Time
  • Juvenile Rule 46. Release on Bail--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 47. Motions
  • Juvenile Rule 47-I. Motions Procedure
  • Juvenile Rule 48. Dismissal
  • Juvenile Rule 49. Service and Filing of Papers
  • Juvenile Rule 50. Calendaring
  • Juvenile Rule 51. Exceptions Unnecessary
  • Juvenile Rule 52. Harmless Error and Plain Error
  • Juvenile Rule 53. Regulation of Conduct in the Courtroom
  • Juvenile Rule 54. Application and Exception--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 55. Records
  • Juvenile Rule 56. Courts and Clerks--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 57. Bias or Prejudice of a Judge--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 58. Forms
  • Juvenile Rule 59. Effective Date--Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 60. Title
  • Juvenile Rule 101. Definitions
  • Juvenile Rule 102. Intake Procedures
  • Juvenile Rule 103. Criteria for Intake
  • Juvenile Rule 104. Consent Decree
  • Juvenile Rule 105. Detention and Shelter Care Procedures
  • Juvenile Rule 106. Criteria for Detention and Shelter Care
  • Juvenile Rule 107. Detention or Shelter Care Hearing
  • Juvenile Rule 108. Transfer for Criminal Prosecution
  • Juvenile Rule 109. Transfer Hearing
  • Juvenile Rule 110. Physical and Mental Examinations
  • Juvenile Rule 110A. Treatment When Child Determined to Be Incompetent
  • Juvenile Rule 111. Privilege Against Self-incrimination
  • Juvenile Rule 112. Restitution and Fines
  • Juvenile Rule 113. Payment of Court Costs and Expenses
  • Juvenile Rule 114. Record Made in Regular Course of Business Photographic Copies--Deleted
  • Juvenile Rule 115. Practice by Attorneys Not Members of the Bar of the District of Columbia
  • Juvenile Rule 116. Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 117. Vacant
  • Juvenile Rule 118. Sealing of Arrest Records
  • Juvenile Rule 119. Participation Order

Superior Court Rules For Domestic Relations Proceedings

  • DR Rule 1. Title and Scope of Rules
  • DR Rule 2. Form of Action and Definitions
  • DR Rule 3. Commencement of Action
  • DR Rule 4. Process
  • DR Rule 4-I. Service by Publication--Deleted
  • DR Rule 5. Service and Filing of Other Pleadings and Papers
  • DR Rule 5-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 5-II. Deleted
  • DR Rule 6. Time
  • DR Rule 6-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 7-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 7. Pleadings_ Motions_ Stipulations
  • DR Rule 8. General Rules of Pleading
  • DR Rule 9. Pleading Special Matters
  • DR Rule 9-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 10. Form of Pleadings, Motions and Other Papers
  • DR Rule 10-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 11. Signing of Pleadings, Motions, and Other Papers_ Sanctions
  • DR Rule 12. Defenses and Objections--When and How Presented--By Pleading or Motion--Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings
  • DR Rule 12-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 13. Counterclaim
  • DR Rule 14. Deleted
  • DR Rule 15. Amended and Supplemental Pleadings
  • DR Rule 16. Pretrial Procedure in Domestic II Cases
  • DR Rule 16-I. Pretrial Procedure in Domestic I Cases
  • DR Rule 17. Parties Plaintiff and Defendant_ Capacity
  • DR Rule 18. Joinder of Claims
  • DR Rule 19. Joinder of Persons
  • DR Rule 20. Deleted
  • DR Rule 21. Deleted
  • DR Rule 22. Deleted
  • DR Rule 23. Deleted
  • DR Rule 23-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 23-II. Deleted
  • DR Rule 23.1. Deleted
  • DR Rule 23.2. Deleted
  • DR Rule 24. Intervention
  • DR Rule 24-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 25. Substitution of Parties
  • DR Rule 26. General Provisions Governing Discovery_ Disclosure of Information
  • DR Rule 27. Depositions Before Action or Pending Appeal
  • DR Rule 28. Persons Before Whom Depositions May Be Taken_ Depositions Outside the Forum Jurisdiction
  • DR Rule 28-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 29. Stipulations Regarding Discovery Procedure
  • DR Rule 30. Depositions Upon Oral Examination
  • DR Rule 31. Depositions Upon Written Questions
  • DR Rule 32. Use of Depositions in Court Proceedings
  • DR Rule 33. Interrogatories to Parties
  • DR Rule 34. Production of Documents and Things and Entry Upon Land for Inspection and Other Purposes
  • DR Rule 35. Physical and Mental Examination of Persons
  • DR Rule 36. Requests for Admission
  • DR Rule 37. Failure to Make Disclosure or Cooperate in Discovery Sanctions
  • DR Rule 38. Deleted
  • DR Rule 38-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 39. Deleted
  • DR Rule 40. Assignment of Cases for Trial
  • DR Rule 40-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 40-II. Deleted
  • DR Rule 41. Dismissal of Actions
  • DR Rule 41-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 42. Consolidation_ Separate Trials
  • DR Rule 43. Evidence
  • DR Rule 43-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 43-II. Deleted
  • DR Rule 44. Proof of Official Record, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations_ Determination of Foreign Law
  • DR Rule 44-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 44.1. Deleted
  • DR Rule 45. Subpoena
  • DR Rule 46. Exceptions Unnecessary
  • DR Rule 47. Deleted
  • DR Rule 48. Deleted
  • DR Rule 49. Deleted
  • DR Rule 50. Judgment of Dismissal
  • DR Rule 51. Deleted
  • DR Rule 52. Findings by the Court
  • DR Rule 53. Masters
  • DR Rule 53-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 53-II. Deleted
  • DR Rule 54. Judgments_ Costs
  • DR Rule 54-I. Deleted.
  • DR Rule 54-II. Waiver of Costs, Fees, or Security
  • DR Rule 55. Default
  • DR Rule 55-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 55-II. Deleted
  • DR Rule 56. Summary Judgment
  • DR Rule 57. Declaratory Judgments
  • DR Rule 58. Entry of Judgment
  • DR Rule 59. Amendment of Judgments_ New Trials
  • DR Rule 60. Relief From Judgment or Order
  • DR Rule 61. Harmless Error
  • DR Rule 62. Stay of Proceedings to Enforce a Judgment
  • DR Rule 62-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 63-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 63. Inability of a Judicial Officer to Proceed_ Recusal
  • DR Rule 64-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 64. Seizure of Person or Property_ Attachment Before Judgment_ Replevin Actions
  • DR Rule 65. Injunctions
  • DR Rule 65.1. Deleted
  • DR Rule 66. Receivers Appointed by the Superior Court
  • DR Rule 67. Deposit in Court_ Recording Money Paid to or by Clerk
  • DR Rule 67-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 68. Offer of Judgment
  • DR Rule 68-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 69. Post-judgment Collection
  • DR Rule 69-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 69-II. Deleted
  • DR Rule 70. Judgment for Specific Acts Vesting Title
  • DR Rule 71. Proceedings on Behalf of and Against Person Not Parties_ Proceedings Against Sureties
  • DR Rule 71A. Deleted
  • DR Rule 71A-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 72. Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
  • DR Rule 73. Deleted
  • DR Rule 74. Deleted
  • DR Rule 75. Deleted
  • DR Rule 76. Deleted
  • DR Rule 77. Superior Court and Clerk
  • DR Rule 77-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 77-II. Deleted
  • DR Rule 78-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 78. Deleted
  • DR Rule 79. Books and Records Kept by the Clerk and Entries Therein_ Custody and Copies of Papers Filed
  • DR Rule 79-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 80. Deleted
  • DR Rule 81. Deleted
  • DR Rule 82. Deleted
  • DR Rule 83. Deleted
  • DR Rule 83-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 84. Forms
  • DR Rule 85. Deleted
  • DR Rule 86. Effective Date of Rule Amendments or Additions
  • DR Rule 86-I. Deleted
  • DR Rule 101. Attorneys Appearance_ Withdrawal_ Appointment_ Termination
  • DR Rule 102. Deleted
  • DR Rule 103. Deleted
  • DR Rule 201. Transcripts
  • DR Rule 202. Fees-Omitted
  • DR Rule 203. Deleted
  • DR Rule 301 to 308. Deleted
  • DR Rule 309. Deleted
  • DR Rule 401. Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Proceedings
  • DR Rule 402. Deleted
  • DR Rule 403. Payment of Moneys Through Court
  • DR Rule 404. Social Service Referrals
  • DR Rule 405. Paternity
  • DR Rule 406. Writ of Ne Exeat

Superior Court Rules For Mental Retardation Proceedings

  • Ment. Ret. Rule 1. Scope, Purpose, and Construction
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 2. Magistrate Judges and Filing of Legal Papers
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 3. Admission to a Mental Retardation Facility
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 4A. Commitment of Individuals Who Are Not Competent to Refuse Commitment
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 4B. Commitment of Respondents Found Incompetent to Participate in Criminal Proceedings
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 4C. Appeal
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 5. Transfer of Committed Resident
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 6. Discharge From Residential Placement
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 7. Periodic Review of Orders for Commitment and Admission
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 8A. Incorporation of and Reference to Civil Rules
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 8B. Time
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 8C. Limited Discovery in Commitment Proceedings
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 9. Service of Legal Papers_ Proof of Service
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 10. Motions Practice
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 11. Appointment and Withdrawal of Counsel
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 12. Appointment, Training and Removal of Mental Retardation Advocates
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 13. Continuances
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 14. Deleted
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 15. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 16. Entry of Judgment
  • Ment. Ret. Rule 17. Closure of Case Due to Death of Resident

Superior Court Rules for Neglect and Abuse Proceedings

  • Neglect Rule 1. Scope of Rules
  • Neglect Rule 2. Purpose and Construction
  • Neglect Rule 3. Family Court Proceedings
  • Neglect Rule 4. Taking Into Custody--Prior to Shelter Care Hearing
  • Neglect Rule 4A. Order for Custody--Following the Shelter Care Hearing
  • Neglect Rule 5. Notice in Non-removal Cases
  • Neglect Rule 6. Notice of Taking Into Custody and Notice of Shelter Care Hearing
  • Neglect Rule 7. Court Report for First Hearing
  • Neglect Rule 8. Time of Shelter Care Hearing
  • Neglect Rule 9. Petition
  • Neglect Rule 10. Parties_ Other Persons Entitled to Notice and Opportunity to Be Heard
  • Neglect Rule 11. Service of Process
  • Neglect Rule 12. Shelter Care Hearing or Initial Appearance_ Matters Addressed in All Cases
  • Neglect Rule 13. Criteria for Shelter Care
  • Neglect Rule 14. Conduct of Shelter Care Hearing
  • Neglect Rule 15. Findings and Order at Initial Hearing
  • Neglect Rule 16. Revocation of Conditional Release or Modification of the Terms of Conditional Release
  • Neglect Rule 17. Pretrial Conference
  • Neglect Rule 18. Stipulations
  • Neglect Rule 19. Fact-finding Hearing
  • Neglect Rule 20. Time for Disposition_ Notice
  • Neglect Rule 21. Filing of Disposition Reports
  • Neglect Rule 22. Contents of Agency Report for Disposition
  • Neglect Rule 23. Stipulated Disposition
  • Neglect Rule 24. Vacant
  • Neglect Rule 25. Findings and Order of Disposition
  • Neglect Rule 26. Revocation of Protective Supervision or Modification of the Terms of Protective Supervision
  • Neglect Rule 27. Vacant
  • Neglect Rule 28. Review of Disposition and Placement
  • Neglect Rule 29. Contents of Agency Report for Review Hearing
  • Neglect Rule 30. Procedures and Orders at Review Hearings and Permanency Hearings
  • Neglect Rule 31. Vacant
  • Neglect Rule 32. Permanency Hearing
  • Neglect Rule 33. Contents of Agency Report for Permanency Hearing
  • Neglect Rule 34. Findings and Orders at Permanency Hearing
  • Neglect Rule 35. Termination of the Parent and Child Relationship_ Filing of Motion
  • Neglect Rule 36. Contents and Service of Motion for Termination of the Parent and Child Relationship
  • Neglect Rule 37. Status Conference Prior to Hearing on Motion for Termination of Parent and Child Relationship
  • Neglect Rule 38. Adjudicatory Hearing on Motion for Termination of Parent and Child Relationship
  • Neglect Rule 39. Order Terminating the Parent and Child Relationship
  • Neglect Rule 40. Vacant
  • Neglect Rule 41. Vacant
  • Neglect Rule 42. Appointment of Counsel_ Attorney's Fees
  • Neglect Rule 43. Motions
  • Neglect Rule 44. Vacant
  • Neglect Rule 45. Admission to Neglect Proceedings
  • Neglect Rule 46. Inspection and Disclosure of Neglect Records
  • Neglect Rule 47. Payment of Court Costs and Expenses_ Expert Witnesses

Superior Court Rules of the Probate Division

  • Probate Rule 1. Purpose and Scope
  • Probate Rule 2. Matters Presented to the Register of Wills
  • Probate Rule 3. Verification of Pleadings
  • Probate Rule 4. Notice Requirements
  • Probate Rule 5. Investments by a Fiduciary
  • Probate Rule 5.1. Privacy Requirements
  • Probate Rule 6. Life Estate_ Dower
  • Probate Rule 6.1. Disclaimers Required to Be Filed With the Court
  • Probate Rule 7. Closing a Case Despite Irregularity
  • Probate Rule 7.1. Solely Owned Safe Deposit Box
  • Probate Rule 8. Appeals
  • Probate Rule 9. Stay Pending Reconsideration or Appeal
  • Probate Rule 10. Petition for Probate and Administration
  • Probate Rule 11. Notice of Petition for Probate
  • Probate Rule 12. Notice of Petition for Administration
  • Probate Rule 13. Collectors
  • Probate Rule 14. Nonresident Fiduciaries
  • Probate Rule 15. Proceedings in Contested Estate Cases
  • Probate Rule 16. Registration and Appraisal of Securities
  • Probate Rule 17. Sale of Personal Property
  • Probate Rule 18. Proceedings for the Sale of Real Property
  • Probate Rule 19. Accounts of Administrators, Executors, and Collectors
  • Probate Rule 20. Exhibition of Assets
  • Probate Rule 21. Assignments
  • Probate Rule 22. Compensation to Attorneys and Fiduciaries
  • Probate Rule 23. Delinquent Fiduciaries
  • Probate Rule 24. Fees
  • Probate Rule 25. Definitions
  • Probate Rule 26. Bias or Prejudice of a Judge
  • Probate Rule 101. Matters Presented to the Register of Wills
  • Probate Rule 102. Petition for Probate
  • Probate Rule 103. Notice
  • Probate Rule 104. Bonds
  • Probate Rule 105. Special Administrators
  • Probate Rule 106. Nonresident Special Administrators and Personal Representatives
  • Probate Rule 107. Proceedings in Contested Estate Cases
  • Probate Rule 108. Distributions to Minors
  • Probate Rule 109. Inventory and Appraisals
  • Probate Rule 110. Claims Against Estate
  • Probate Rule 111. Action on Claims
  • Probate Rule 112. Sale of Estate Assets
  • Probate Rule 113. Rule to Show Cause for Recovery of Possession of Property of the Estate
  • Probate Rule 114. Accounts of Personal Representative
  • Probate Rule 115. Waiver of Filing Inventories and Accounts by All Personal Representatives
  • Probate Rule 116. Notice of Filing of Account
  • Probate Rule 117. Waiver of Formal Audit of Account
  • Probate Rule 118. Audit of Accounts
  • Probate Rule 119. Accounts of Special Administrator
  • Probate Rule 120. Assignment of Rights
  • Probate Rule 121. Delinquent Person Representatives, Special Administrators or Guardians
  • Probate Rule 122. Qualification and Compensation of Guardians Ad Litem
  • Probate Rule 123. Termination of Appointment
  • Probate Rule 124. Request for Compensation
  • Probate Rule 125. Court Costs
  • Probate Rule 126. Bias and Prejudice of a Judge
  • Probate Rule 127. Notice of Appointment of Foreign Personal Representative and Notice to Creditors
  • Probate Rule 128. Service or Notice by Publication
  • Probate Rule 129. Reserved
  • Probate Rule 130. Motions for Reconsideration and Other Relief from Judgment in Decedents' Estates
  • Probate Rule 201. Bonds and Undertakings
  • Probate Rule 202. Trustees, Conservators, Guardians, Guardians Ad Litem, and Other Fiduciaries
  • Probate Rule 203. Court Sales of Real and Personal Property
  • Probate Rule 204. Appraisals, Inventories, and Accounts
  • Probate Rule 205. Fiduciaries Who May File Consents and Waivers
  • Probate Rule 206. Register of Wills Costs for Accounts
  • Probate Rule 207. Irregularity or Default_ Sanctions
  • Probate Rule 208. Proceedings in Contested Cases
  • Probate Rule 209. Guardian Ad Litem
  • Probate Rule 210. Joinder and Representation of Persons Interested in Estates
  • Probate Rule 211. Rule to Show Cause for Recovery of Possession of Property of the Estate
  • Probate Rule 212. Notice of Existence of Revocable Trust
  • Probate Rule 213. The Assertion of Claims Against a Revocable Trust
  • Probate Rule 221. Appointment of Guardian
  • Probate Rule 222. Expenditures and Sales by a Guardian of a Minor
  • Probate Rule 223. Expenditures and Sales
  • Probate Rule 224. Duties and Compensation of a Guardian Ad Litem in Conservatorship Proceedings
  • Probate Rule 225. Compensation of Conservators and Guardians of Minors
  • Probate Rule 231. Custodian of Minors
  • Probate Rule 232. Petition to Remove Custodian of Minor for Cause and to Designate a Successor Custodian or to Require the Custo
  • Probate Rule 301. Scope, Purpose and Effective Date
  • Probate Rule 302. Pleadings and Petitions
  • Probate Rule 303. Parties and Petition for Permission to Participate
  • Probate Rule 304. Request by Interested Person for Notice
  • Probate Rule 305. Counsel for the Subject of an Intervention Proceeding
  • Probate Rule 306. Guardian Ad Litem_ Duties and Appointment
  • Probate Rule 307. Creditor's Claims
  • Probate Rule 308. Compensation of Guardians, Conservators, Attorneys, Guardians Ad Litem, Examiners and Visitors
  • Probate Rule 309. Irregularities, Delinquencies, Insufficiencies, Defaults and Orders to Show Cause
  • Probate Rule 310. Court Costs
  • Probate Rule 311. Service of Petition and Notice
  • Probate Rule 312. Discovery
  • Probate Rule 313. Rule to Show Cause for Recovery of Possession of Property
  • Probate Rule 321. Procedures for a Petition for a General Proceeding or for Termination of a Guardianship or Conservatorship
  • Probate Rule 322. Procedures in General Intervention Proceedings Subsequent to the Appointment of a Guardian or Conservator and
  • Probate Rule 323. Procedures in Proceedings for Appointment of a 6-month Temporary Guardian
  • Probate Rule 324. Repealed
  • Probate Rule 325. Notice of Hearing on Petition for a General Proceeding or Petition for Termination
  • Probate Rule 326. Examiner, Duties and Appointment
  • Probate Rule 327. Visitor, Duties and Appointment
  • Probate Rule 328. Guardianship Reports
  • Probate Rule 329. Individual Conservatorship Plan and Inventory
  • Probate Rule 330. Accounts and Reports of Conservators
  • Probate Rule 417. Waiver of Formal Audit of Account in Supervised Administration
  • Probate Rule 418. Audit of Accounts in Supervised Estates
  • Probate Rule 419. Accounts of Special Administrator
  • Probate Rule 420. Assignment of Rights
  • Probate Rule 421. Delinquent Personal Representatives or Special Administrators
  • Probate Rule 422. Qualification and Compensation of Guardians Ad Litem
  • Probate Rule 423. Termination of Appointment of Supervised Personal Representative
  • Probate Rule 424. Review of Compensation
  • Probate Rule 425. Court Costs
  • Probate Rule 426. Certification of Completion
  • Probate Rule 427. Notice of Appointment of Foreign Personal Representative and Notice to Creditors
  • Probate Rule 428. Service or Notice by Publication
  • Probate Rule 429. Requests for Extension of Unsupervised Personal Representative's Appointment
  • Probate Rule 430. Motions for Reconsideration and Other Relief from Judgment in Decedent's Estates

Superior Court Rules for the Tax Division

  • Tax Rule 1. Location, Address and Business Hours
  • Tax Rule 2. Criminal Proceedings
  • Tax Rule 3. Rules of Court
  • Tax Rule 4. Form and Style of Papers, Filing of Document, Fees
  • Tax Rule 5. Service
  • Tax Rule 6. The Petition Contents, Service, and Docketing
  • Tax Rule 7. The Answer Time of Filing, Content, and Service
  • Tax Rule 8. The Reply Time of Filing, Contents, and Service
  • Tax Rule 9. Motions
  • Tax Rule 10. Status Conferences
  • Tax Rule 11. Pretrial Conference
  • Tax Rule 12. Trial and Exhibits
  • Tax Rule 13. Failure to Appear for Conference or Trial
  • Tax Rule 14. Computations by Parties for Entry of Decision