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Learn More About the Superior Court Rules Committee

The Superior Court Rules Committee, which is appointed by the Chief Judge, includes judges from each of the Superior Court’s divisions as well as judges appointed at large. Advisory committees, appointed to address specific sets of court rules (i.e., Criminal Rules Advisory Committee, Probate Rules Advisory Committee, etc.), consist of judges, lawyers who practice in the relevant division or branch, and representatives of the clerk’s offices who advise the committees about legal and operational issues. An attorney from the DC Courts’ Office of General Counsel also works with the Superior Court Rules Committee and its advisory committees.

Submitting Proposed Changes or Comments to Pending Changes

The Superior Court encourages the public to participate in the rulemaking process by submitting proposed changes or providing feedback on pending notices and requests for comment. During the review period, links to pending notices and requests for comment are available under “Important Notices” on the main Rules Committee webpage. To review prior notices and requests for comment, please see the “Prior Notices and Requests for Comment” section also located on the main Rules Committee webpage.

You may email comments or proposals as a PDF file to Pedro.Briones(at)

Or, you may mail them to:
Pedro E. Briones, Associate General Counsel
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 6715
Washington, DC 20001