Americans with Disabilities Act

The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania complies with Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act, which mandates that people with disabilities shall not be denied access to court facilities and programs because of their disability. If you are a person with a disability looking to access court programs or facilities, and need a reasonable accommodation in order to do so, you can contact the ADA coordinator for your court, listed on this page.

Pennsylvania's judiciary has always been committed to all aspects of access to justice, including a commitment to the ADA, assuring every citizen has equal access to courtrooms and related facilities.

Justice Thomas G. Saylor

Request reasonable accommodations in local county courts

Click on the county name below for more specific forms and information.

 

Request reasonable accommodation in appellate courts

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.

 

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 three days before the scheduled event.

Request reasonable accommodations through other entities

The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Minor Judiciary Education Board
For information about reasonable accommodations available though the MJEB, please contact the MJEB ADA coordinator at 717-231-9515.

Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners

Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts Board (IOLTA)

The Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Fairness

Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security