Updated February 7, 2020
Local ADA liaison by County
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Each court has a key person-an ADA liaison- who should be contacted when an individual needs an accommodation for a disability. The ADA liaison will accept contacts made in person, in writing or over the telephone.
The individual seeking an accommodation should contact the court as soon as possible in advance of the appearance date, and provide specific information about both the type of accommodation needed and the court appearance (the facility, case name, judge assigned, part, date, length of proceeding, etc.).
The ADA liaison acts as a facilitator in these matters but does not possess the authority to deny a request. If the need for the accommodation, or the suitability of the particular accommodation being sought, is unclear or raises novel concerns, the ADA liaison will present it to the Chief Clerk, or respective District Executive who, in consultation with the OCA Director of Professional and Court Services, will determine whether the accommodation will be provided
In some instances, a decision to provide a particular accommodation can only made by the judge or judicial officer presiding over the case. The ADA liaison is always available to assist judges and judicial officers when requests for an ADA accommodation have been made by participants in court proceedings. However, if a request for accommodation is made to the judge or judicial officer during the proceeding, it is that judge or judicial officer who will determine the appropriateness of the request and whether it can be met.
(If you experience difficulty sending an email to one of the liaisons below, view these instructions).