Administration | Interpreter Services and Disability Accommodations (ADA)
The Fifth Judicial District provides foreign language interpreters for persons with
limited English proficiency
in judicial proceedings, and to enable access to court services and programs. These
services are free of charge.
DISABILITY ACCOMODATION - AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
The District also provides sign language interpreters for the deaf/hard of hearing
and other disability
accommodations to provide accessibility to court services, programs, facilities,
and in judicial
proceedings pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These services
are free of charge.
How to request an interpreter or disability accommodation
If an interpreter or disability accommodation is needed, please complete the
Interpreter Request form or ADA Accommodation Request
form (sign language or other disability)
Return the appropriate form either by:
Mail: Fifth Judicial
District of Pennsylvania
437 Grant Street
300 Frick Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Note: Please provide supporting documentation, if available,
such as a copy of the criminal
complaint or a description of the issues of the case. This information is important
as it assists
the interpreters in preparing for the assignment.
If you have questions regarding the form, or require assistance, please call the
Coordinator at 412.350.5419 or 412.350.4044.
*** IMPORTANT ***
Please provide as much notice as possible when requesting an interpreter or disability
Also, if you no longer require the services of the interpreter/accommodation, contact
Coordinator to cancel your request as soon as possible, since the court will incur
failure to cancel the interpreters/accommodation in a timely manner. Arrangements
will be made
for an interpreter or accommodation immediately upon receipt of the request by the
and the Requestor will be notified as soon as services/accommodations are secured.
If you wish to file a grievance alleging a violation of the Americans with Disabilities
the Fifth Judicial District you may do so by following the District's Grievance Procedure.
Grievances must be sent to the Deputy Court Administrator, 300 Frick Building, 437
Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219. A response will be sent to you after a careful review
of the facts.