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Comments Sought on Proposed Amendments to Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure

October 20, 2016

Recently, the District of Columbia Superior Court Rules Committee completed its review of proposed amendments to Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure 1 through 86-I. The Rules Committee will recommend approval of the amendments to the Superior Court Board of Judges unless, after consideration of comments from the Bar and the general public, they are withdrawn or modified. 

Many of the rule changes under consideration are based on recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, including stylistic changes made in accordance with guidelines from the federal Style Subcommittee. 

View the proposed new rules. New language is underlined and deleted language is stricken through. 

Written comments must be submitted by November 28, 2016. Comments may be emailed as a PDF file to Laura.Wait@dcsc.gov or mailed to:

Laura M.L. Wait, Assistant General Counsel
Superior Court of the District of Columbia  
500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Room 6715
Washington, D.C. 20001 

Submitted comments will be available to the general public.