Certificates and Forms

Certificate of Good Standing

Effective January 8th, the D.C. Bar began issuing Certificates of Good Standing on behalf of the Court of Appeals. The certificate reflects the attorney's name (as registered with the D.C. Bar), date of admission, membership status, the date of its preparation, and the signatures of both the Clerk of the Court of Appeals and D.C. Bar Membership staff.

Online fulfillment of certificates is currently in development. During the transition to an automated process, we will continue to issue paper certificates with a variety of mail and pick-up options and processing speeds available. Please see the fee and processing schedule below.

Bar members can easily request a certificate by making a purchase through the D.C. Bar Marketplace. Mailed requests for Certificates of Good Standing will no longer be accepted.  Same-day requests will be accepted at the D.C. Bar Headquarters on weekdays before 11 a.m. Requests will be available for pick-up after 2 p.m. Firms may submit a maximum of 10 certificate requests per day. Note: The D.C. Bar’s office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Processing Time/Shipping Speeds Fee
 Regular: 5 Days Processing Time + 1st Class Mail $25
 Next-Day Pick-Up: 1 Day Processing Time + Pick-Up at D.C. Bar Headquarters $50
 Next-Day: 1 Day Processing Time + Overnight Mail $50
 Same-Day Pick-Up: Same-Day Proccessing + Pick-Up at D.C. Bar Headquarters* $75
*Same-Day requests must be received by 11 a.m. 

Please note that Next-Day and Same-Day requests can only be fulfilled on business days.