Mar 2

New DC Landlord and Tenant Court Procedures


The DC Landlord and Tenant Court is experimenting with two new procedures to allow lawyers to more efficiently manage their calendars.

First, when cases have lawyers involved on both sides, motions, status hearings, and further initial hearings can be scheduled for 2 p.m. Matters with a pro se litigant are not eligible for the 2 p.m. time slot.

Second, the clerk of the court will have a new sign-in sheet that allows parties to indicate when they are ready and the estimated length of the hearing.

We applaud the efforts to make the scheduling of matters as effective as possible.