Accommodation Procedures for Doing Business with the Judiciary (for Users of the Courts)
How do I get help with my special need?
Maryland Rule 1-332. Notification of need for accommodation.
A person requesting accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §12101, et seq., for an attorney, a party, a witness, or a spectator shall promptly notify the court. 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 Administrative Office of the Court or Clerk’s Office 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:
ADA Coordinator – Circuit Court for Baltimore City
111 North Calvert Street
Cummings Courthouse, Room 244
Baltimore, MD 21202
Tel: (410) 396-4989
Fax: (410) 396-1554
ADA Accommodation Requests for Jurors:
If you are a prospective juror with a disability and need accommodation, please contact our Jury Office as soon as possible after receiving your Juror Summons. Please follow the instructions in the Summons about requesting accommodation. Below is the contact information for the Jury Office.
Jury Office – Circuit Court for Baltimore City
100 North Calvert Street
Mitchell Courthouse, Room 239
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Tel: (410) 333-3775
Fax: (410) 333-0057
For Additional Assistance, Please Contact The Self Help Center at (410) 260-1392 or Follow This Link to the Self Help webpage.
Links to Maryland Judiciary’s webpages for Assistance with Special Needs:
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To request an accommodation under the ADA, please submit a Request for Accommodation by Persons with Disabilities (Form CC-DC49) English/Spanish version (Form CC-DC49) to the ADA Coordinator – Circuit Court for Baltimore City at the above-listed address. This form can be filled out online, but you will need to print and sign the form. If you wish to submit the form via email, you will need to scan a copy of the completed, signed form and send it to the email address listed above. The form can also be sent via post office to the address listed above. 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