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District of Columbia Court Decisions

A diagram of the district court system (including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.

    Note: The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is not the same as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.


District of Columbia Legislation

See also a database of district ballot measures since 1990, maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

  1. District of Columbia Statutes at Large (D.C. Stat.)

  2. District of Columbia Code Annotated (D.C. Code Ann.)
    Note—The code is not available at any official web site, but a version provided by West Group is available.


District of Columbia Rules of Procedure and Practice

  1. Court Rules • Rules of Procedure
  2. Court of Appeals Rules (D.C. Ct. App. R.)
  3. U.S. District Court Rules (D.D.C. R.)
  4. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Rules (Bankr. D.D.C. R.)
  5. Rules of Practice • Judicial Rules


District of Columbia Administrative Law Sources

See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
  1. Regulations
    1. District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (D.C. Mun. Regs.)
    2. District of Columbia Register (D.C. Reg.)

    Additional Resources
    ¶ Contents of District of Columbia Municipal Regulations and District of Columbia Register … These web pages do not include links to text.


District of Columbia Law-Related Periodicals

Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all District of Columbia law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.

  1. American University International Law Review (Am. U. Int'l L. Rev.) … [Washington Coll. of Law] — Formerly American University Journal of International Law and Policy (Am. U. J. Int'l L. & Pol'y), renamed in 1997.
  2. American University Law Review (Am. U. L. Rev.) … [Washington Coll. of Law]
  3. Howard Law Journal (How. L.J.)
  4. Human Rights Brief (Hum. Rts. Brief) … [Washington Coll. of Law]
  5. Regulation (Regulation) … [Cato Institute (D.C.)] — Devoted to analyzing the implications of government regulatory policy and the effects on public and private endeavors.


Other District of Columbia Commentary


District of Columbia Law-Related Topical Web Sites


District of Columbia Court Information

See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, the Ballotpedia.org web site presents information about courts and judges in the state, covering both state courts and federal courts, in a Wikipedia-style format.
  1. Web Sites


District of Columbia Forms

  1. Court of Appeals Forms

  2. Superior Court—Civil FormsFamily Law FormsDomestic Violence FormsProbate Forms

  3. Business Entity Forms …[Paracorp, Inc. (Cal.)] — Convenient interface to view and print in-blank official forms (in PDF files) for filing by business entities. A JavaScript-enabled browser is required.


Other District of Columbia Resources

  1. Government-Related Web Sites
    See also the Piper Resources list of sites.

    Additional Resources
    ¶ Vital Records — Contact Information … [Elizabeth Orsay (Ind.)]
    ¶ Workers’ Compensation — Agency Contact Information … [Robert W. McDowell / N.C. Indus. Comm’n]

  2. Bar Associations • Law-Related Organizations
    See also a separate list of national and federal bar associations as well as bar associations in Maryland and Virginia.

    See the National Federation of Paralegal Associations for links to websites of member organizations.
  3. Law Schools • Admission to Practice • Continuing Legal Education


Legal Research and Assistance

  1. Law Libraries

    See also links to web sites of public law libraries and catalogs of academic law libraries, maintained by the library at Washburn University School of Law; and the LibrarySites.Info database of library web sites (“Libcat”).
  2. Low-Cost Legal Aid … See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
    1. District of Columbia Legal Help for the Poor (Pro Bono Publico Programs) … [Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
    2. WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help … [WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include domestic-violence resources, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.



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