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ADA 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
Email: ADA-Accommodation-Request@3rdcc.org
Fax: 313-964-7505
Telephone: 313-224-5261


Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Eric Weems, ADA Contact Person
Director of Purchasing and Facilities
Two Woodward Avenue
792 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit, MI 48226
Email: ADA-Accommodation-Request@3rdcc.org
Fax: 313-964-7505
Telephone: 313-224-5729
Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
Alisa Shannon, ADA Contact Person

1441 St. Antoine, Room 301
Detroit, MI 48226
Email: ADA-Accommodation-Request@3rdcc.org
Fax: 313-964-7505
Telephone: 313-224-2437

 

Lincoln Hall of Justice
Richard Smart, ADA Contact Person

1025 E. Forest Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207
Email: ADA-Accommodation-Request@3rdcc.org
Fax: 313-964-7505
Telephone: 313-833-4777
Penobscot Building
Erin Lincoln, ADA Contact Person

645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226
Email: ADA-Accommodation-Request@3rdcc.org
Fax: 313-964-7505
Telephone: 313-224-6639

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

In cooperation with  Michigan Legal Help, the Third Judicial Circuit Court sponsors the Self-Help Center of Wayne County at two locations.  They are located in the Penobscot Building at 645 Griswold, 11th Floor, in the FOC space, Room 1145, Detroit, MI 48226 and the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center at Two Woodward Avenue, Courtroom 1901, Detroit, MI 48226.  Hours at the Penobscot Building are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  For the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center location, the hours are 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Fridays only.  At both locations, users must begin the navigation interview by 2:30 p.m. to receive services. The Self-Help Center is staffed by ‘navigators’ who assist visitors with the website, and answer questions regarding the navigation tools, court practices, and processes.  Navigators are not lawyers and 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.  Court staff may contact the Self-Help Coordinator at selfhelp@3rdcc.org with questions regarding the Center. 


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.