D.C. Courts

D.C. Courts The D.C. Courts are the judicial branch of the District of Columbia government. There are two courts, the D.C. Court of Appeals, the highest court of the District, and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the trial court.

page of the DC Courts, the judicial branch of the District of Columbia government

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#DC Court of Appeals to continue remote oral arguments. #covid19 #coronavirus
08/26/2021
DC Court of Appeals To Continue Remote Oral Arguments

#DC Court of Appeals to continue remote oral arguments. #covid19 #coronavirus

The Court of Appeals will continue to hear oral arguments via videoconference until further notice, taking a conservative approach in light of pandemic conditions in order to hear a full calendar of cases.

Have you seen our informational videos? Learn all about the #DC Courts - Preparing for Trial, Small Claims, Landlord and...
08/24/2021

Have you seen our informational videos? Learn all about the #DC Courts - Preparing for Trial, Small Claims, Landlord and Tenant, more ... in English, #Español and #ASL.

https://go.usa.gov/xFv6m

Have you seen our informational videos? Learn all about the #DC Courts - Preparing for Trial, Small Claims, Landlord and Tenant, more ... in English, #Español and #ASL.

https://go.usa.gov/xFv6m

Timeline Photos
08/23/2021

Timeline Photos

The DC Contact Trace Force is part of the team working to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. When they ring, answer the call!

New general order issued about the recently extended federal moratoriums on evictions and certain mortgage foreclosures....
08/20/2021

New general order issued about the recently extended federal moratoriums on evictions and certain mortgage foreclosures. These #DC Superior Court procedures will remain in place for the duration of these moratoriums. Read the order: https://go.usa.gov/xFGJj

New general order issued about the recently extended federal moratoriums on evictions and certain mortgage foreclosures. These #DC Superior Court procedures will remain in place for the duration of these moratoriums. Read the order: https://go.usa.gov/xFGJj

#DC Superior Court has expanded in-person jury trials. However, you can still attend most hearings by phone or online. L...
08/18/2021

#DC Superior Court has expanded in-person jury trials. However, you can still attend most hearings by phone or online. Learn more about public access to court hearings: https://go.usa.gov/xFfAb #covid19 #coronavirus #access2justice #accesstojustice

#DC Superior Court has expanded in-person jury trials. However, you can still attend most hearings by phone or online. Learn more about public access to court hearings: https://go.usa.gov/xFfAb #covid19 #coronavirus #access2justice #accesstojustice

The #DC Superior Court Rules Committee recently completed review of proposed amendments to the Superior Court Rules of t...
08/16/2021

The #DC Superior Court Rules Committee recently completed review of proposed amendments to the Superior Court Rules of the Probate Division. Submit written comments by October 15, 2021. https://go.usa.gov/xFpxX

The #DC Superior Court Rules Committee recently completed review of proposed amendments to the Superior Court Rules of the Probate Division. Submit written comments by October 15, 2021. https://go.usa.gov/xFpxX

On PBS NewsHour, Sr. Judge Vanessa Ruiz of the #DC Court of Appeals and a former president of the International Associat...
08/16/2021
Afghanistan: As Taliban gains ground, female judges fear for their safety

On PBS NewsHour, Sr. Judge Vanessa Ruiz of the #DC Court of Appeals and a former president of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) discusses the fate of Afghanistan’s 250 female judges as the Taliban gains control.

As the Taliban advances steadily and gains control over most of Afghanistan, many Afghans, afraid of their future, are trying to leave. The U.S. withdrawal is expected to undo much of the progress made in Afghan society over the last two decades, especially the investments made in girls' education a...

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08/13/2021

Timeline Photos

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OPERATIONAL UPDATE: Our Child Care Center will be closed tomorrow, August 12, and reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, August ...
08/11/2021
Arranging Child Care | District of Columbia Courts

OPERATIONAL UPDATE: Our Child Care Center will be closed tomorrow, August 12, and reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, August 13. https://go.usa.gov/xFmGB

DC COURTS' LATEST CORONAVIRUS UPDATES See current status of court operations due to Covid and remote hearing information. Steps we've taken to keep you safe Haga click para español.

#TakeTheShotDC #teamvaccine
08/10/2021

#TakeTheShotDC #teamvaccine

Are you vaccinated? We are offering walk-up vaccines at our Southeast Center on Mondays and Wednesdays and at our Northwest Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm. #StoptheSpread

On August 9, 2016, former Chief Judge Lee Satterfield (center) and the #DC Superior Court hosted a delegation of Kenyan ...
08/10/2021

On August 9, 2016, former Chief Judge Lee Satterfield (center) and the #DC Superior Court hosted a delegation of Kenyan judges, here to observe and learn about our approach to justice. #throwbacktuesday #knowledgesharing #globalcooperation

On August 9, 2016, former Chief Judge Lee Satterfield (center) and the #DC Superior Court hosted a delegation of Kenyan judges, here to observe and learn about our approach to justice. #throwbacktuesday #knowledgesharing #globalcooperation

Don't have a lawyer? We and partner organizations around #DC have brochures, guides, handbooks and other online resource...
08/09/2021

Don't have a lawyer? We and partner organizations around #DC have brochures, guides, handbooks and other online resources that provide information about filing various types of cases and getting general help. https://go.usa.gov/xFnAm #representingyourself #accesstojustice #access2justice

Don't have a lawyer? We and partner organizations around #DC have brochures, guides, handbooks and other online resources that provide information about filing various types of cases and getting general help. https://go.usa.gov/xFnAm #representingyourself #accesstojustice #access2justice

Congratulations to Associate Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo of the D.C. Superior Court!
08/07/2021

Congratulations to Associate Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo of the D.C. Superior Court!

The #NCJFCJ is honored to announce that Judge Hiram E. Puig-Lugo has been sworn in as the 77th President of the NCJFCJ’s Board of Directors. Congratulations Judge Puig-Lugo!

Getting #married or officiating a #wedding in #DC? The Marriage Bureau is processing marriage license applications and o...
08/04/2021

Getting #married or officiating a #wedding in #DC? The Marriage Bureau is processing marriage license applications and officiant applications online and in person. Weddings are performed via video conference until further notice. https://go.usa.gov/xFNYy

Getting #married or officiating a #wedding in #DC? The Marriage Bureau is processing marriage license applications and officiant applications online and in person. Weddings are performed via video conference until further notice. https://go.usa.gov/xFNYy

Photos from Washington Metropolitan Police Dept.'s post
08/03/2021

Photos from Washington Metropolitan Police Dept.'s post

#DC Court of Appeals update - in-person oral arguments start in September 2021. They will still be streamed publicly via...
08/02/2021

#DC Court of Appeals update - in-person oral arguments start in September 2021. They will still be streamed publicly via YouTube. http://go.usa.gov/xFBCW

#DC Court of Appeals update - in-person oral arguments start in September 2021. They will still be streamed publicly via YouTube. http://go.usa.gov/xFBCW

Superior Court Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring (in top image, center) and Associate Judge Juliet McKenna (in top image, ...
07/31/2021

Superior Court Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring (in top image, center) and Associate Judge Juliet McKenna (in top image, right) speak to the media this past week about the court’s role in ensuring public safety in #DC. See the chief judge’s official statement: https://go.usa.gov/xFkDm Photo credit #1: WUSA 9 ; photo credit #2: Herb Rouson

Today is the last day of #Covid19 #coronavirus vaccine distribution at the #DC Courts. Get your vaccination at Moultrie ...
07/30/2021

Today is the last day of #Covid19 #coronavirus vaccine distribution at the #DC Courts. Get your vaccination at Moultrie Courthouse (9 a.m - 1 p.m) and the SW BARJ Center (2 - 6 p.m.). Happy Friday and #StaySafe

Today is the last day of #Covid19 #coronavirus vaccine distribution at the #DC Courts. Get your vaccination at Moultrie Courthouse (9 a.m - 1 p.m) and the SW BARJ Center (2 - 6 p.m.). Happy Friday and #StaySafe

Last call! The #DC Court of Appeals seeks applications to fill vacancies on its Committee on Unauthorized Practice of La...
07/29/2021

Last call! The #DC Court of Appeals seeks applications to fill vacancies on its Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law (CUPL). Members are appointed to three-year terms and must belong to the District of Columbia Bar. Apply by this Friday, July 30. https://go.usa.gov/x68rg

Last call! The #DC Court of Appeals seeks applications to fill vacancies on its Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law (CUPL). Members are appointed to three-year terms and must belong to the District of Columbia Bar. Apply by this Friday, July 30. https://go.usa.gov/x68rg

Need help with a #will or #trust? The #Probate public service counter at 515 Fifth Street, NW, #DC, is available for tho...
07/27/2021

Need help with a #will or #trust? The #Probate public service counter at 515 Fifth Street, NW, #DC, is available for those who wish to file documents or view cases in person. You can also access services remotely and file electronically. https://go.usa.gov/xFDAa

Need help with a #will or #trust? The #Probate public service counter at 515 Fifth Street, NW, #DC, is available for those who wish to file documents or view cases in person. You can also access services remotely and file electronically. https://go.usa.gov/xFDAa

#Covid19 #coronavirus vaccines continue to be offered at the Courts on a walk-in basis this week. Today they are availab...
07/26/2021

#Covid19 #coronavirus vaccines continue to be offered at the Courts on a walk-in basis this week. Today they are available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Moultrie Courthouse, and 2-6 p.m. at the SW BARJ Center in #DC. https://go.usa.gov/xFx6N

#Covid19 #coronavirus vaccines continue to be offered at the Courts on a walk-in basis this week. Today they are available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Moultrie Courthouse, and 2-6 p.m. at the SW BARJ Center in #DC. https://go.usa.gov/xFx6N

Coming to the #DC Courts? Please complete your health questionnaire online before arriving. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xF4...
07/22/2021

Coming to the #DC Courts? Please complete your health questionnaire online before arriving. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xF4bm or scan the QR code to get to the questionnaire. #covid19 #coronavirus #staysafe

Coming to the #DC Courts? Please complete your health questionnaire online before arriving. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xF4bm or scan the QR code to get to the questionnaire. #covid19 #coronavirus #staysafe

Thanks to the #DC Department of Health for #COVID19 #coronavirus vaccine distribution at the Courts this past Monday. Th...
07/21/2021

Thanks to the #DC Department of Health for #COVID19 #coronavirus vaccine distribution at the Courts this past Monday. They will return to Moultrie Courthouse (9 a.m - 1 p.m) and the SW BARJ Center (2 - 6 p.m.) this Friday and next week. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xFgav #TakeTheShotDC #staysafe

Reminder: The #DC Court of Appeals seeks applications to fill vacancies on its Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law...
07/20/2021

Reminder: The #DC Court of Appeals seeks applications to fill vacancies on its Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law (CUPL). Members are appointed to three-year terms, which can be renewed, and must belong to the DC Bar. Apply by Friday, July 30, 2021. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/x68rg

Reminder: The #DC Court of Appeals seeks applications to fill vacancies on its Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law (CUPL). Members are appointed to three-year terms, which can be renewed, and must belong to the DC Bar. Apply by Friday, July 30, 2021. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/x68rg

We, in partnership with the DC Department of Health, are offering #Covid19 #coronavirus vaccines on a walk-in basis to t...
07/19/2021

We, in partnership with the DC Department of Health, are offering #Covid19 #coronavirus vaccines on a walk-in basis to the public starting today through July 30. Today they are available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Moultrie Courthouse, and 2-6 p.m. at the SW BARJ Center in #DC. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xFx6N

We, in partnership with the DC Department of Health, are offering #Covid19 #coronavirus vaccines on a walk-in basis to the public starting today through July 30. Today they are available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Moultrie Courthouse, and 2-6 p.m. at the SW BARJ Center in #DC. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xFx6N

#Virtual #DCSafeSurrender starts tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. and again the next day Saturday. You can register ahead of time a...
07/15/2021

#Virtual #DCSafeSurrender starts tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. and again the next day Saturday. You can register ahead of time at www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender.

The virtual #DC Safe Surrender starts this Friday. It's an opportunity for you if you are wanted for a misdemeanor bench warrant in DC to surrender voluntarily. Prosecutors will give favorable consideration to those who participate. Register for a first step to a second chance. #dcsafesurrender #access2justice #accesstojustice https://www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender

#Virtual #dcsafesurrender continues this weekend!
07/14/2021

#Virtual #dcsafesurrender continues this weekend!

The final two days of #DCSafeSurrender are this Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is your chance to receive #DCAccessToJustice Thank you to the Public Defender Service of #DC for the support. www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender

Our Crime Victims Compensation Program has extended hours for onsite application intake. The Moultrie 1st Floor Informat...
07/13/2021
Crime Victims Compensation Matters | District of Columbia Courts

Our Crime Victims Compensation Program has extended hours for onsite application intake. The Moultrie 1st Floor Information Booth is now open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/x6SBR #dc #cvc

DC COURTS' LATEST CORONAVIRUS UPDATES See current status of court operations due to Covid and remote hearing information. Steps we've taken to keep you safe Haga click para español.

We expand in-person operations starting today. Face coverings are required in our buildings. See all the steps we've tak...
07/12/2021

We expand in-person operations starting today. Face coverings are required in our buildings. See all the steps we've taken to keep you safe. https://go.usa.gov/x6JcR #COVID19 #coronavirus #DC

We expand in-person operations starting today. Face coverings are required in our buildings. See all the steps we've taken to keep you safe. https://go.usa.gov/x6JcR #COVID19 #coronavirus #DC

Reminder! #dcsafesurrender starts this Friday! #dc #access2justice #accesstojustice
07/07/2021

Reminder! #dcsafesurrender starts this Friday! #dc #access2justice #accesstojustice

#dcsafesurrender takes place July 9, 10, 16, and 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn more here: https://www.dccourts.go...
07/06/2021

#dcsafesurrender takes place July 9, 10, 16, and 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn more here: https://www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender

The virtual #DC Safe Surrender starts this Friday. It's an opportunity for you if you are wanted for a misdemeanor bench warrant in DC to surrender voluntarily. Prosecutors will give favorable consideration to those who participate. Register for a first step to a second chance. #dcsafesurrender #access2justice #accesstojustice https://www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender

Safe Surrender 2021
07/02/2021
Safe Surrender 2021

Safe Surrender 2021

DC Safe Surrender 2021 is an opportunity for persons who are wanted for misdemeanor bench warrants in the District of Columbia to surrender voluntarily from ...

The DC Courts will be on a holiday schedule Monday, July 5, 2021, to observe Independence Day. Adult Arraignment Court (...
07/02/2021

The DC Courts will be on a holiday schedule Monday, July 5, 2021, to observe Independence Day. Adult Arraignment Court (C-10), Juvenile New Referral Court (JM-15), and scheduled preventive detention hearing courtrooms will operate.

The DC Courts will be on a holiday schedule Monday, July 5, 2021, to observe Independence Day. Adult Arraignment Court (C-10), Juvenile New Referral Court (JM-15), and scheduled preventive detention hearing courtrooms will operate.

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500 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington D.C., DC
20001

Near Judiciary Square (red line) and Navy Memorial/Archives (yellow/green lines) stations on Metro

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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(202) 879-1010

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