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State of New York
Supreme Court, Appellate Division
Third Judicial Department

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination by state and local governments on the basis of disability. As part of the Unified Court System, the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department is fully committed to ensuring equal access to the court system for all those who wish to use it. In furtherance of this goal, this Court has designated the Managing Attorney of its Clerk's Office, Erica Putnam Little, to serve as its ADA liaison, to be contacted, in advance when possible, when reasonable accommodations on the basis of disability are needed. Such contact may be made by e-mailing Ms. Putnam Little at [email protected] or by telephone at (518) 471-4777.

Accessible entrances to the courthouse may be found on State Street via the Vietnam Memorial or via the Concourse-level of the Empire State Plaza.

For further information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, the answers to frequently asked questions, forms and other resources, please visit the website of the New York State Unified Court System at