Please see the Frequently Asked Questions.below for additional information. If you don't see an answer to your question please contact us.
How do I find a lawyer to help me with my case?
There are several legal-service providers that may be able to provide legal assistance or information on how to represent yourself. See the resources section, which includes a directory of legal service providers.
Who do I contact for assistance with the forms?
There are several legal-service providers who may be able to provide assistance. The DC Courts also provide assistance through a number of resource centers. Click here to see resources, including a directory of legal service providers and a calendar with information on Legal Clinics and Resource Centers.
If you need technical assistance completing the interactive questions on this page, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you answer legal questions?
The Courts cannot answer legal questions. Please consult the resources section for assistance.
What do I do if I don’t see on these pages the form I need to file?
Please see the complete list of forms on the DC Courts website.
Are there forms available in other languages?
The interactive questions in Form Help Online can be completed in Spanish. The DC Courts also make available additional forms in other languages, particularly Spanish and Amharic. See here the full list of forms and available languages.
Can I file the form in languages other than English?
With certain limited exceptions, all forms submitted to the court must be completed in English, and foreign language translations of forms are to be used only as guides for people who cannot read the English-language forms they may receive or be required to use. For details about exceptions, see here.
Can I file my court forms online?
No. You may use Forms Help Online to fill out your court forms. But you must file them at court.
How can I follow up on my case?
Please check the Search Cases Online system on the DC Courts website. Or you can check with the respective Superior Court division or the Court of Appeals.