Kalamazoo County Courts and Court Services

Americans with Disability Access to Courts (ADA)

An individual with a disability means a person covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC 12101 et seq.) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and includes individuals who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity, has a record of such an impairment or are regarded as having such an impairment.

Qualified individual with a disability can be any person involved in a case, such as lawyers, parties, witnesses, or jurors but also include spectators or anyone else eligible to participate in a program, service or proceeding in a court of Michigan.

A request for accommodations under this policy may be presented in writing on a Request for Reasonable Accommodations and Response (SCAO-approved form MC 70), which shall be provided by the court, or orally as the court may allow. 

To submit a written request to the Michigan Avenue Courthouse, Gull Road Justice Complex, and Juvenile Home use the following address:

Thomas M. Canny
ADA Coordinator
9th Circuit Court
227 West Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

To submit a written request to the Crosstown Courthouse, use the following address:

Ann Filkins
ADA Coordinator
8th District Court
150 E. Crosstown Pkwy
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

The ADA Local Administrative order

The request for accommodations (MC 70)

Review of request for accommodations and response (MC 70a)

Americans with Disabilities Act Grievance Form (9CC-1002)