Free Legal Resources, Washington, D.C. - 2014 Update
Our nation’s capital is a popular destination for legal professionals. Here are some free legal resources which may aid in conducting District of Columbia research.
District of Columbia Courts – Official website for the D.C. Court System. Court cases for all divisions are available online, but the interface requires specific information to locate cases. See instructions on how to navigate and use the system. The Superior Court homepage provides information about the court’s different divisions and contains links to the court’s rules, administrative orders, and forms. Useful information available on the Court of Appeals site, include rules and forms. U.S. District Court for DC – Official site provides access to opinions (2004-present), rules & forms.U.S. Court of Appeals DC Circuit – The website provides useful information related to the court including opinions (1997-present), rules, and forms.
District of Columbia Official Code – Contains current version of the code.
Municipal Regulations – The Office of Documents and Administrative Issuances (ODAI) publishes the DC Municipal Regulations, DC Register, and Mayor’s Orders. The Municipal Regulations serves as the codification of all DC final rulemaking. The DC Register (index 2003-2008; more comprehensive 2009-present) is a weekly legal publication of DC laws, administrative rulemakings, notices, orders, and other items. The Mayor’s Orders (Sept. 2009-present) covers administrative issuances such as orders, instructions, and memoranda.