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Americans with Disabilities Act

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The New Mexico Judicial Branch is committed to ensuring equal access to and full participation in court and probation services and programs for qualified individuals with disabilities, including employees of the New Mexico Judicial Branch.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is an important part of our culture and we are committed to provide reasonable accommodations when needed without causing undue hardship to the New Mexico Judicial Branch

Does the ADA apply to the courts?

Yes. Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in all programs, activities and services of public entities, including courts. The ADA applies to all state and local governments, their departments and agencies, and any other instrumentalities or special purpose districts of state or local governments.

What courts are covered by the ADA?

All state, county and municipal courts are covered by the ADA. In the State of New Mexico, this includes the State Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, District Courts, Magistrate Courts, Municipal Courts and Probate courts.

Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation:

If you require an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for a program or service please make your request in advance to the court allowing them time to make arrangements for the accommodation.  All request for accommodation, regardless of timeliness, will be given due consideration.  

If you are an employee please contact your court’s Human Resources Professional or ADA Coordinator or you may speak to AOC HRD.

ADA Resources for Employers and Employees:

Department of Justice ADA Home Page

Information and technical assistance regarding the ADA with links to other web resources on all aspects of the ADA.

Disability and HR: Tips for HR Professionals

Articles, checklists, a glossary, and links to useful disability resources to help HR professionals accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Southwest ADA Center

Information, Guidance, and Training on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Council for Disability Rights

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Enforcement Guidance on Reasonable Accommodation and a vareity of other related topics available on their web site. 1801 L. Street, NW Washington, DC 20507 TA Line: 800-669-4000 (V) 800-669-6820 (TTY) Publications Line: 800-669-3362 (V) Phone: 800-800-3302 (TTY)

EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship

EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

A free consulting service that provides individualized worksite accommodations solutions and technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation.

JAN Sample Reasonable Accommodation Request Form

JAN Medical Inquiry in response to an Accommodation Request

New Mexico State Agencies and Programs that are Resources on Employment of People with Disabilities and other Disability Issues

New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

New Mexico Commission for the Blind

New Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing