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Superior Court Issues Order on Mandatory E-Filing

October 31, 2022

On October 31 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia converted to a new case management and electronic filing system. Accordingly, the court issued Administrative Order 22-30, stating that e-filing is required for cases in its Civil Division (including the Landlord and Tenant Branch and Small Claims and Conciliation Branch), Probate Division, and Tax Division, except as provided by a Superior Court rule or administrative order.

Any party represented by an attorney or an attorney acting as a fiduciary or in another representative capacity must e-file according to applicable rules and filing requirements. Members of the Probate Fiduciary Panel, the Probate Division examiners and visitors lists, and the nonlawyer guardians list must also file electronically.

However, a person not represented by an attorney, as well as legal services organizations and legal clinics operated by D.C. law schools that provide direct legal services to low-income and underserved litigants, may, but are not required, to e-file.

For a list of vacated administrative orders relating to case filing, as well as those still in effect, refer to Order 22-30.

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