Judicial Review

D.C. Superior Court New Order eService Process

As of April 23, 2019 you are no longer emailing Proposed Orders and Motions to the Judge.  All Proposed Orders and Motions are now to be submitted through the filing process on CaseFileXpress. CFX is retaining the editable version of these documents, which are available to the Judge and their staff via the CFX application. Please see the helpful tips particularly for Landlord and Tenant filings under Quick Tips.


Training

CFX New Proposed Order Process for Attorney Filers

Play this video to learn more about the New Proposed Order Process for Attorney Filers

 


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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I submit exhibits such as photos, deeds, redacted records, deposition transcripts, etc.?

The Administrative Order will indicate which document types must be submitted in an editable format. A good rule of thumb is that if you would have submitted this type of document in an editable format to the Court’s Service email in the past, then this type of document should be uploaded in editable format, going forward. If not, then continue to file as you previously have filed. This process does NOT require you to alter exhibits, you should continue to scan the image and submit.

2. What happens if I accidentally submit my documents for Judge Review in PDF Format instead of Word?

If the filing contains a proposed order, it will go through Clerk Review and get rejected. Please note, that the filers will be given a grace period until May 31st, 2019 to get accustom to the new process change.

3. Are E-signatures required on documents submitted in Microsoft Word?

There is no change to the current signature requirements. There are three methods to “sign" your lead document.

  1. 1. You may use the “/s/" method to sign the pleading, or
  2. 2. You may also use an electronic image of your signature, or
  3. 3. You may use scanned signature.

All are acceptable methods to sign pleadings in D.C. Superior Court.

  1. 1. No changes
  2. 2. Follow the same process you do today. The only change is that the documents now need to be in Microsoft Word instead of a PDF file.
  3. 3. Follow the same process of filing as you normally do. The only change is that the documents now need to be in Microsoft Word instead of a PDF file. 

4. Are WPD or WordPerfect document acceptable with the new proposed order process change?

No, only Microsoft Word .doc or .docx are acceptable per the Court.

5. Do I need to file a proposed order as a separate document or can I continue to include the proposed order at the end of the motion in the same document?

Follow the same process you do today. The only change is that now that documents need to be in Microsoft Word instead of a PDF file.

6. What if I am filing an opposition on the motion, do I still follow this process?

Follow the same process of filing as you normally do. The only change is that documents now need to be in Microsoft Word instead of a PDF file. 


Quick Tips

Helpful Reminders for the New Process:

Proposed Orders Must:

  • – Be editable (non-write protected) and submitted in Microsoft Office formats only such as .doc and .docx formats.
  • – Include a signature block for the judge.
  • – List below the signature block, all attorneys to be served including the method of service to be used and the party they represent.
  • – Also list the name and address of any pro se party to be served and the method of service to be used.

Motions Must:

  • – Be editable (non-write protected) and submitted in Microsoft Office formats only such as .doc and .docx formats.

Helpful Tips for Landlord and Tenant Filers:

  1. The new Proposed Order Process does apply to the following:
  1. 1. Any motion which seeks to alter or amend a ruling or sanctions (reconsider) made by a particular judge where the particular judge must decide the motion.
    1. a. When you are filing such motions in CaseFileXpress upload your document in Microsoft Word, then select “Yes” radio button for “this filing contains a proposed order,” and e-serve the individual judge whose decision is sought to be amended.
  2. 2. Any motion in a jury demand case where Rule 13-I directs the motion to be decided by the calendar judge.

    1. a. When you are filing such motions in CaseFileXpress upload your document in Microsoft Word, select “Yes” radio button for “this filing contains a proposed order,” and e-serve the individual judge to whom the case was assigned.

    *Note: The following motions mentioned above should be filed individually and not be included in a Batch Filing

  1. The new Proposed Order Process does not apply to the following:
  1. 1. Any motions filed as part of a Batch Filing.
  2. 2. Any motion that is scheduled for hearing in the L&T Courtrooms as these are decided orally
    1. a.When you are filing motions scheduled for hearing in CaseFileXpress, select “No” radio button for “this filing contains a proposed order,” and e-serve the LTB Clerk and not any specific Judge for these types of motions.