D.C. Superior Court Adds Online Access to Court Files

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August 14, 2017 2:43 PM
As the public, press and researchers have long requested, the trial court in Washington, D.C., has begun making court files available online. Called "eAccess" on the court home page, the new system replaces the previous Court Cases Online portal that included for each case only a list of events (called the "docket"). The new system adds access to case documents such as complaints, motions, briefs, opinions and orders.
 
Of 22 types of D.C. cases, dockets are now available in all, and records filed after last Friday, August 11, in eight. Those include major areas such as civil and criminal, as well as specialized courts such as landlord and tenant, small claims, and some probate and tax cases. No information is provided on a schedule for adding earlier records and the remaining case types.
 
Records filed earlier can be viewed at terminals and printed out in the Moultrie Courthouse, 500 Indiana Ave., N.W., Washington, DC. Continue...