Appellate Court ADA Notice

Notice Under The Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Unified Judicial System (UJS) to prohibit discrimination against any individual with a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. § 12131 et seq., in accessing or participating in judicial proceedings or other services, programs, or activities of the Unified Judicial System.

Effective Communication: The Unified Judicial System will, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in its programs, services, and activities.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The Unified Judicial System will make all reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in our facilities, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity, should contact the ADA Coordinator or filing office to make a written request as soon as possible but no later than 3 days before the scheduled event.

Accommodations within the Appellate Courts may be requested via the request form ADA Accommodation Request or by contacting the individual filing office of the court where the case is and requesting help with making a request for accommodation.

The ADA does not require the Unified Judicial System to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

The Unified Judicial system will provide reasonable accommodations at no cost to individuals with disabilities.

An appeal from a denial of a request for accommodation may be taken by filing a written grievance with the ADA Grievance form as described in ADA Grievance Instructions.