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The DC Code: § 16-4601.09 Communication between courts.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
A court of the District may communicate with a court in another state concerning a proceeding arising under this chapter.
b
The court may allow the parties to participate in the communication. If the parties are not able to participate in the communication, they must be given the opportunity to present facts and legal arguments before a decision on jurisdiction is made.
c
Communication between courts on schedules, calendars, court records, and similar matters may occur without informing the parties. A record need not be made of the communication.
d
Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of this section, a record must be made of a communication under this section. The parties must be informed promptly of the communication and granted access to the record.
e
For the purposes of this section, the term "record" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-293, see notes following § 16-4601.01. Uniform Law This section is based upon § 110 of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (1997 Act). See 9, Part IA, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 16-4601.09 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 27, 2001, D.C. Law 13-293, § 2(d), 48 DCR 2214.)