Disability Accommodations

PUBLIC NOTICE: Services for the Hearing Impaired and Other Persons with Communications Disabilities

It is the policy of this Court to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with communications disabilities. These accommodations include sign language interpreters or other auxiliary aids and services to participants in federal court proceedings who are deaf, hearing impaired, or have other communications disabilities. Participants in court proceedings include parties in the case, attorneys, witnesses, and jurors who are deemed qualified to serve by the Court.

Coordinators for these services have been established at each Court location. Individuals seeking assistance should contact the coordinator at least one week in advance of the scheduled court proceeding, or upon notification, so that appropriate accommodations can be arranged. Contact may be made by phone, fax, in writing, or in person.

For All Prospective Jurors, District-wide:

Liz Chapas, Jury Administrator
400 North Miami Avenue, 5th Floor
Miami, FL 33128
Phone: (305) 523-5194
Fax: (305) 523-5199

For Litigants and Witnesses in Miami:

Irene Tomassini, Court Interpreter Supervisor
400 North Miami Avenue, Room 8N09
Miami, FL 33128
Phone: (305) 523-5620
Fax: (305) 523-5638

For Litigants and Witnesses in Fort Lauderdale:

Michael Beck, Northern Division Operations Manager
299 E. Broward Blvd., Room 108
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 769-5408
Fax: (954) 769-5429

For Litigants and Witnesses in West Palm Beach:

John Ditullio, Operations Supervisor
701 Clematis St., Room 402
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 803-3411
Fax: (561) 803-3419

For Litigants and Witnesses in Fort Pierce:

Colette Griffin-Arnold, Deputy-in-Charge
101 S US Highway One, Room 1016
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Phone: (772) 467-2308
Fax: (772) 467-2319

For Litigants and Witnesses in Key West:

Christine Weech, Operations Specialist
301 Simonton St., Room 130
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: (305) 295-8100
Fax: (305) 295-8109