Welcome to the 4th Judicial District Court

WELCOME TO OUR PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES

ACCESSIBILITY

The Fourth Judicial District Court welcomes our patrons with disabilities and wishes to publish our commitment to making court employment opportunities, programs and services accessible to all persons. Any person wishing to request an accommodation in order to participate in our employment process or court proceedings should utilize the ADA Accommodations Request Form if possible. Such requests should be addressed as follows:

Procedures for Non-Employee Users of Court Facilities, Programs, or Activities

1. Persons in Ouachita Parish, requiring accommodations should submit a written request or complete the accommodation request form and send it to the Ouachita Parish ADA Ombudsman, Mr. Jay Mitchell, in writing at the
Ouachita Parish Police Jury,
300 St. John Street, P.O. Box 3007,
Monroe, LA 71201-3007

by telephone at (318) 327-1340, fax (318) 327-1339, or email at jmitchell@oppj.org.

2. Persons in Morehouse Parish, requiring accommodations should submit a written request or complete the accommodation request form and send it to the Morehouse Parish ADA Ombudsman, Ms. Shasidee Phillips, in writing at the Morehouse Parish Police Jury,
125 E. Madison,
Bastrop, LA 71221-0509

By telephone at (318) 281-4132, fax (318) 283-1243, or email at mppj@msn.com.

The ADA Ombudsmen may also be contacted through the Louisiana Relay Center TDD/TTY 1-800-846-5277, voice 1-800-947-5277.

3. Requests for accommodations must be made as far in advance as possible but no less than ten (10) working days from the date upon which it is needed.

4. All accommodation requests shall include a description of the accommodation sought, along with a statement about the impairment that requires such accommodation. The Court or its designee may request additional information about the qualifying impairment if it is deemed necessary.

5. When an accommodation request is received, the Ombudsman will confer with the individual requesting the accommodation and the manager of the area where the accommodation is needed to discuss and evaluate the effectiveness of the accommodation.

6. The Ombudsman will help coordinate provision of the requested accommodation or, with the approval of the Chief Judge, a suitable and effective alternative may be offered in the event that the original accommodation requested is not feasible.

7. The Ombudsman shall contact the requestor to offer the accommodation. A record of the requestor’s response is made. If the requestor rejects the accommodation offered, he/she is notified of the right to file a complaint in the manner outlined below.

COMPLAINTS

Individuals with disabilities who believe they have been discriminated against with regard to access to services, programs, or activities at the Fourth Judicial District Court may file a complaint with the Judicial Administrator at: 300 St. John Street, Suite 400. The telephone number is (318) 361-2250. This number may also be reached through the Louisiana Relay Center TDD/TTY 1-800-846-5277, voice 1-800-947-5277. Upon receipt of a complaint, the Judicial Administrator shall review the complaint, notify the Chief Judge and propose a resolution. The approved resolution shall then be communicated with the complainant.

LIST OF CONTACTS

Requests for accommodation should be directed to the following individuals through the sources listed below or by using the Louisiana Relay Center TDD/TTY 1-800-846-5277, voice 1-800-947-5277.

Ouachita Parish Court Facility, Program, Activity, or Parish Employment:

Mr. Jay Mitchell
Ouachita Parish Legal Counsel
Ouachita Parish Police Jury
P.O. Box 3007
Monroe, LA 71201-3007
Phone (318) 237-1340; fax (318) 327-1339
email: jmitchell@oppj.org

Morehouse Parish Court Facility, Program, Activity, or Parish Employment:

Ms. Shasidee Phillips
Morehouse Parish Secretary
Morehouse Parish Police Jury
125 E. Madison,
Bastrop, LA 71221-0509
Phone (318) 281-4132, fax (318) 283-1243
email: mppj@msn.com

Judges' Office Employment or ADA Accommodation Complaints:

Scott F. Kadar
Judicial Administrator
Fourth Judicial District Court
300 St. John Street, Suite 400
Monroe, LA 70101
Phone (318) 361-2250; fax (318) 361-2230
email: skadar@4jdc.com