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Use of Lactation Rooms

The mission of the Third Circuit Court is to provide accessible and equal justice with timely dispute resolution.

The Court must be accessible to all court users.  The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan has requested that the Court provide private lactation rooms at the various court locations.  The Court also has received several requests this year from court users for a private area so they may express breast milk. It is in the best interest of the Court and in furtherance of its mission that the Court establish lactation rooms at each of its locations to accommodate nursing mothers. The establishment of lactation rooms will eliminate the impromptu, unprepared response Court personnel provide when they receive the requests for private space to accommodate nursing mothers.  It will also ensure that nursing mothers may use the Court and conduct their business in their capacity as juror, attorney, or other court user.

Each Deputy Court Administrator has identified a room or office that will be used at their assigned location.  The identified space is a private room that is free from intrusion.  It includes a chair, table, and electrical outlets.  A sink is nearby the room.  When possible, the sink is located in a kitchen/break room area.  The Deputy Court Administrator or designee has advised staff, security, and other Court partners at the location of the designated space and how to properly handle court users’ requests to use the room.

Additionally, a court user may simply contact the Deputy Court Administrator or ADA Contact Person to request to use the space.  While advance notice is not required, it will enable staff to ensure the availability of the room.

CAYMC Conference Room 700 B
Lactation Room-CAYMC

Frank Murphy:  Jury Office room
Lactation Room-FMHJ


LHJ Room 131 A
Lactation Room-LHJ

Penobscot Office 1157

Lactation Room-PEN