Court Accommodations for Disabled Judgment Creditors

All citizens should expect to have reasonable access to all court facilities and resources.  If a person has a disability they may expect the court system to provide reasonable accommodations to them in light of their disability.  This would naturally include a judgment creditor who has a disability.  Court accommodations for disabled judgment creditors should not be lacking or unreasonably difficult to acquire in any jurisdiction.

I can remember a few decades ago when the county courthouse in my town finally got around to making the building wheel chair accessible.  When the courthouse was constructed back in the mid 1900’s the facilities did not provide accessibility for those bound to a wheel chair.  The situation was not easy for the wheel chair bound to contend with.  It took time and a bit of political maneuvering, but finally the courthouse was updated with ramps and features which allowed wheel chairs to more conveniently be operated within the building.

Here is a link to a helpful guide provided by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) which explains more about how the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), a Federal Statute, applies regarding courthouse access for facilities and services.

Whether a person’s disability affects his sight, speech, hearing, mobility, or whatever, in any American courthouse, the disabled should expect to find a willingness for officials to provide the needed services and access to the disabled judgment creditor.

If a judgment creditor has difficulty obtaining access to services or facilities, he would want to contact the clerk of the court and inquire about how to acquire the needed access as a disabled citizen.  He needs to explain that a disability impedes his ability to participate in the court process.

Disability must never be allowed to keep a judgment creditor or anyone for that matter from being able to obtain full legal participation and an equal opportunity to obtain justice and satisfaction.

If interested in more information you may want to click this link to a US Justice Department Guide to Disability Rights Laws which includes information about ADA.

If you run into roadblocks with personnel at the courthouse, don’t hesitate to contact a judgment lawyer, or else an attorney who specializes in the rights of the disabled.

Hope you succeed in gaining your own justice and judgment satisfaction.


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