Maryland Courts

Accommodation Procedures for Doing Business with the Judiciary
(for Users of the Courts)

Maryland Rule 1-332. Notification of need for accommodation.

A person requesting an accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §12101, et seq.,  for an attorney, a party, or a witness shall notify the court promptly.  As far as practicable, a request for an accommodation shall be (1) presented on a form approved by administrative order of the Court of Appeals and available from the clerk of the court and (2) submitted not less than 30 days before the proceeding for which the accommodation is requested.

To ensure compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Maryland Judiciary has designated ADA coordinators for their facilities and services.  If you have questions or need assistance, contact the appropriate ADA Coordinator.

            To request an accommodation under the ADA, please submit a Request for Accommodation by Persons with Disabilities (Form CC-DC49) to the court in which the case will be heard. Requests for accommodation should be submitted to the court not less than thirty (30) days before the proceeding for which the accommodation is requested.

                The Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). It may be used by a visitor to the court who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the Maryland Judiciary.  Submit a Grievance Form (CC-DC50) to the Office of Fair Practices no later than 120 calendar days after the alleged violation.

Office of Fair Practices
2001A Commerce Park Dr.
Annapolis, MD 21401