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D.C. Codes Come to FindLaw, Free and User-Friendly

By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on June 23, 2016 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Sure, residents of Washington, D.C. don't have real representation in Congress and can easily have their laws overturned by that same body, but they've got something that's almost better now. FindLaw now has the best, easiest-to-use District of Columbia Codes around.

And unlike the Metro, they're actually mobile (-friendly). And free. Here's why you should be excited.

FindLaw's New D.C. Codes

FindLaw's new District of Columbia Code section is a result of our partnership with Thomson Reuters Westlaw, FindLaw's sister company. That allows us to bring you hundreds of pages of D.C. law, for free, courtesy of Westlaw, the industry leader in legal research.

If you're a legal professional in Washington (or any of its surrounds), FindLaw's D.C. codes have pretty much everything that you'd need. Need to know about subcontractor liens in the District? We've got it. Need to establish family support across state lines? Here's how it's done. From criminal law, to business codes, to District taxes, it's all there.

Put that together with FindLaw's D.C. Circuit blog, DC-specific legal research resources, and practice management guides, and you've got everything you need.

Your Practice, Made Easier

One of the best parts of FindLaw's D.C. Code section is how easy it is to use and navigate. Getting around is simple, as our new drop down menus allow you to browse through the code, finding what you need on a single page.

Once you find what you need, sharing your research is simple. Just use the share buttons beneath a statute and you can email a page to yourself or a colleague in seconds.

The section is designed to be mobile-friendly as well. Trapped behind a group of Segway-riding tourists? Take out a tablet and brush up D.C.'s motor vehicle law. Can't cross the street because of a never-ending motorcade? Research the District's evidentiary rules from your phone.

You can do it all with FindLaw's District of Columbia Code section, and you won't pay a penny for it.

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