Accommodations for the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse

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255 East Temple Street, Los Angeles California 90012-3332

ADA Officer: Reginald McNulty - Phone number: (213) 894-3742

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. The ADA does not apply to the federal judiciary. However, pursuant to Judicial Conference policy, federal courts provide reasonable accommodations to persons with communications disabilities.


  • No public parking is available at any district court facility. This includes handicapped parking spaces.
    A list of handicapped parking spaces available to the public, placed in order of proximity to the Temple Street entrance is as follows:




# of H.C. Spaces

Lot 2

300 East Temple Street



Lot 763

101 North Judge John Also St.

$1.50/15 min - $14 max


LA Mall

255 North Los Angeles Street

$2.50/20 min - $16 max


Lot 753

414 East Temple Street



APS Parking

400 First Street



Joe's Auto Park

414 East Commercial Street



El Pueblo Parking

426 North Los Angeles



El Pueblo Parking

711 North Alameda Street



Joe's Auto Park

242 South San Pedro Street

$2.00/15 min - $6 max


Paragon Parking

225 South Los Angeles Street



Lot 755

237 South Los Angeles Street

$$1.00/30 min - $6 max



Building Accommodations

  • The Temple Street entry is wheel chair accessible. The Terrace Level entry off of the plaza is wheel chair accessible via ramps or paths on either side of the Federal Building at 300 North Los Angeles Street.
  • All public restrooms are wheel chair accessible.
  • A public telephone device for the deaf (TTY) is available off of the Terrace Street Lobby just outside the cafeteria.
  • Smoke detectors and fire alarm systems are equipped with strobe lights.
  • Elevator cabs are equipped with braille signage and emergency call features to accommodate those with seeing and hearing impairment .

Courtroom Accommodations

  • The Roybal courthouse was constructed in 1991. Accordingly, the original courtrooms predate current accessibility standards. The original courtrooms are 650, 680, 740, 750, 780, 790, 840, 850, 880, and 890. In 1999 additional courtrooms were constructed which meet accessibility standards. These courtrooms are 540, 550, 580, 590, 640, 690, as well as the arraignment room, room number 341. If you have accessibility needs and have a matter scheduled to occur in one of the original courtrooms, please contact the courtroom deputy handling your case and request the proceeding be transferred to a fully accessible courtroom in the Roybal building.
  • Courtrooms are equipped with infrared transmission for those with hearing disabilities. Headsets are available upon request from the courtroom deputy. Anyone anticipating the need to use hearing assisted devices is requested to notify the Courtroom Deputy within 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing.
  • A Light Writer speech generating device is available for use in the courtroom for those with speech disabilities. It may be requested from the courtroom deputy. Please provide at least 24 hours advance notice for the Light Writer speech generating device. If a printed transcript of a court hearing is required, please make arrangements to purchase one from the court reporter.
  • Participants in need of Sign Language interpreters or CART reporters (Communication Access Realtime Translation) should contact the courtroom deputy handling the case, who will communicate the request to the interpreter services department. Please provide at least 48 hours advance notice for these services. Sign Language interpreters and CART reporters are provided to facilitate the deaf or hearing impaired individual's participation in court proceedings, and are not permitted to accompany the participant at other times.

Clerk’s Office Accommodations

  • A Light Writer, speech generating device, is available is available upon request at any criminal intake window.
  • A magnification device is available at the criminal intake department to facilitate reading smaller print on court forms.