District of Columbia Court

Find District of Columbia District of Columbia courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.


D.C. Traffic Community Court 500 Indiana Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20001 202-879-1010


ERCC Community Court 500 Indiana Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20001 202-879-1010

Obama Supreme Court 1 First Street Northeast Washington DC 20543 202-479-3000

Washington DC Superior Court 500 Indiana Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20001 202-879-1373

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What is a Court?

A court is a means of dispute resolution, judgment, or adjudication. A court's responsibilities include criminal, administrative, and civil matters. Types of courts include federal, state, district, superior, common, circuit, judicial, divorce, probate, appeals, traffic, family, and small claims. When a court hears a case, it tasks each side with providing evidence to support their claims. A judge and jury look at the evidence and supporting law to reach a decision regarding the case.

Courts are found everywhere from small towns to major cities. Each state and federal jurisdiction in the U.S. has its own courts. All of these lower courts are under the final jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. Federal courts are divided into trial courts and administrative courts, and state courts are divided into county courts and appellate courts in accordance with local laws.