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Comments Sought on Proposed Amendments to Superior Court Civil Rules

October 22, 2019

The D.C. Superior Court is seeking comments from members of the D.C. Bar and the general public on proposed amendments to Rules 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203, 204, and 205 of its Rules of Civil Procedure. Comments are due November 27.  

The proposed amendments include deletion of Rules 102 and 103 because they are addressed elsewhere and changes to Rules 101, 201, 202, 204, and 205 for consistency with stylistic changes to the federal civil rules. In Rule 101, the practice provisions of law students and attorneys not barred in the District have been replaced by references to D.C. Court of Appeals Rules 48 and 49. Subsection (c)(2), which addresses an attorney’s withdrawal by motion, has been amended to clarify the contents of the motion and the notice to the client. In Rule 203, former section (b) addressing photography and broadcasts has been moved to Rule 201(g). Also, Rule 205 was updated to include applications for an order or declaration reflecting a change of gender designation. 

Written comments must be mailed to: 

Laura M.L. Wait
Associate General Counsel
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 6715
Washington, DC 20001 

Comments may also be emailed as a PDF file to [email protected]

View the proposed amendments in full.