State Bar Court
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Policy and Procedures
It is the policy of the State Bar of California to:
Nothing in this policy shall be construed to impose limitations upon or to invalidate the remedies, rights, and procedures accorded to qualified individuals with disabilities under state or federal law, or under the general accommodation policy of the State Bar of California.
a. The Hearing Judge
or Presiding Judge will determine whether to grant or deny the request for
accommodation in whole or in part and the nature of the accommodation(s) to be
provided, if any. The Judge may direct the State Bar Court ADA Coordinator
to meet with the applicant to work individually with the applicant to provide
the accommodations ordered by the Judge.
b. If the
determination to grant or deny a request for accommodation is made by a Hearing
Judge, an applicant may seek review of that decision by filing a petition for
interlocutory review under rule 5.150 of the Rules of Procedure of the State
Bar. If the determination is made by the Presiding Judge, the applicant
may seek review of that decision by filing a motion for reconsideration in the
Review Department pursuant to rule 5.158 of the State Bar Rules of Procedure.
5. Questions regarding
requests for accommodation, in State Bar Court cases only, may be directed to
the assigned court specialist or the ADA Coordinator at the location in which the matter is pending (see#2).