District of Columbia Resources

This State Guide provides an in-depth look at sources of law within the District of Columbia.


Local Court Opinions

Not all opinions of the D.C. Court of Appeals are published. Signed opinions and per curiam opinions are published. Memorandum Opinions and Judgments (MOJs) are not published. Superior Court proceedings can be requested from the Court Reporting Division for a fee.

D.C. Court Appeals Opinions




The Daily Washington Law Reporter (Daily Wash. L. Rep.)
West's Atlantic Reporter Third Series (A.3d)
Atlantic Reporter (A.2d)
Atlantic Reporter (A.)

Historical Reports

D.C. Superior Court Opinions



Other Resources

  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia:  Clerk of the Superior Court, Moultrie Courthouse, 500 Indiana Ave., NW, Rm 2500, Washington, D.C. 20001. Telephone: 202-879-1400


The Daily Washington Law Reporter (Daily Wash. L. Rep.)

Federal Court Opinions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


West's Federal Reporter 3d (F.3d)
Federal Reporter 2d. (F.2d)
Federal Reporter (F.)
West's Federal Appendix (F. App'x)

Other Sources

Court Opinions Finding Aids

Court Dockets

D.C. Court of Appeals Dockets

D.C. Superior Court Dockets

Court Structure

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Court Rules in General

May be found in Lexis' Court Rules and Westlaw's Statutes & Court Rules. Court rules may also be found within the court's web site.

Court Statistics in General

May be found on the court's website, published in the court's administrative office annual reports.

The Florida Courts published a comparative report, State Court Systems Profiles (2010), where each state's court system hierarchy, number of judges, terms of office, governance and funding are summarized.

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