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Request For Accommodations


Persons with a disability recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act are entitled to a "reasonable" accommodation. The intent of the Third Circuit Court is to assure that individuals with a disability have equal and full access to the judicial system.

Physical Mobility Impairment

Requests for reasonable accommodations for physical mobility impairment may be submitted on the Request for Accommodations form to the ADA Contact Person for the designated court location.

The ADA Contact Persons will facilitate requests for accommodations.

ADA Coordinator
Zenell B. Brown
Two Woodward Avenue
711 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone: 313-224-5261
Fax: 313-224-6070
Email:ADA-Accommodation-Request@3rdcc.org

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Eric Weems, ADA Contact Person

Two Woodward Avenue
792 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone: 313-224-5729
Fax: 313-224-2772
Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
Alisa Shannon, ADA Contact Person

1441 St. Antoine, Room 301
Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone: 313-224-2437
Fax: 313-224-7842

 

Lincoln Hall of Justice
Richard Smart, ADA Contact Person

1025 E. Forest Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207
Telephone: 313-833-4777
Fax: 313-833-1787
Penobscot Building
Kent Weichmann, ADA Contact Person

645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone: 313-224-6639
Fax: 313-224-5271

Hearing, Speech and/or Visual Impairment

Requests for assisted listening devices, interpreters or readers for the hearing or visually impaired may be presented to the ADA contact person designated at the court location, the Courtroom Clerk, or staff in the courtroom of the judge or judicial officer who will preside over the proceeding.

Click here for a complete list of 3rd Circuit Judges, Referees, locations, and telephone numbers. The request may be made orally or in writing on the Request for Accommodations form.

Court Reporting Services personnel will facilitate the proper accommodations requested.

Court Reporting Services

Hearing, Speech and/or Visual Impairment - Interpreter Requests and Question:

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center & The Penobscot Building
313-224-0409

Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
313-224-2086

Lincoln Hall of Justice
313-833-7051

The Michigan Legal Help Self-Help of Wayne County

The Michigan Legal Help Self-Help of Wayne County is located at 645 Griswold, 11th Floor, in the FOC space, Room 1145, Detroit, MI 48226. Its hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The Self-Help Center staff (called 'navigators') will be available to help visitors find what they need on the website, answer questions about court practices and processes, and answer simple questions about forms available on the website. Navigators cannot give legal advice. The Self-Help Staff will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure full and equal access of their services and assist the Third Circuit Court by providing reading services to the visually impaired court users.

Grievance Process

If you believe you have been denied a "reasonable" accommodation and wish to dispute the denial, submit your complaint as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:

ADA Coordinator
Zenell B. Brown

Two Woodward Avenue
711 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone: 313-224-5261
Fax: 313-224-6070
Email:ADA-Accommodation-Request@3rdcc.org

Within 15 calendar days after receiving the complaint, the ADA Coordinator or designee will consult with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the consultation, the ADA Coordinator or designee will respond in writing in a format accessible to the complainant. The ADA Coordinator should inquire as to what format is accessible to the complainant. The response will explain the position of the court and offer options for a substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by the ADA Coordinator or designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant or complainant's designee may request a review of the decision within 15 calendar days after receiving the response.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the request for review, the chief judge or designee will consult with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the consultation, the chief judge or designee will respond in writing in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.

All written complaints received by the ADA Coordinator, requests for review to the chief judge or designee, and responses from these two offices will be retained by the court for at least three years from the date of the last written response or other final communication.