The Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") which provides that “no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity.” 42 U.SC.A. §12132.
Pursuant to that requirement, if you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in any judicial proceeding or any other service, program, or activity of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. The ADA does not require the 11th Judicial District (Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County) to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
If you require an accommodation under the ADA, request reasonable accommodation via our forms. You must make your request as soon as possible or at least three (3) business days before your scheduled participation in any court proceeding or court program or activity. All requests for accommodation, regardless of timeliness, will be given due consideration and if necessary, may require an interactive process between the requestor and the 11th Judicial District (Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County) to determine the best course of action.
A grievance procedure has been established for the prompt resolution of complaints alleging any violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the provision of services, programs, or activities by the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas.