AG Racine Supports D.C. Superior Court's Operating Status During COVID-19 Emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued a statement supporting Chief Judge Robert E. Morin’s decision to adjust the operating status of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) while continuing essential operations that protect public safety and ensure due process for District residents. Details about the Court’s operating status are available at:

“I fully support Chief Judge Morin’s decision to reduce the level of person-to-person interaction in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. These measures allow the Court to protect District residents while upholding fairness and due process in the judicial system. All District agencies should adopt the Superior Court’s transparent and collaborative approach to prevent transmission of COVID-19. At the Office of the Attorney General, our staff will telework while continuing to deliver legal services to District residents. Together with the courts, D.C. government is working to respond to this evolving public health emergency.”

On March 13, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) announced it will shift its operating status to telework through April 1, 2020. All OAG offices will remain available via email and phone. OAG continues to work closely with the Executive, the Council of the District of Columbia, and the courts to respond to COVID-19 developments.

District residents can access D.C. Government updates and health guidance at Contact OAG to learn about your rights under District law, where to get help and access OAG services, and how to submit consumer complaints. Read OAG’s COVID-19 Consumer Alert for more information.

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