Services for Persons with Disabilities

It is the policy of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Wyoming to provide reasonable accommodations in court proceedings to participants with disabilities. In pursuance of that policy, the Court has appointed the Clerk of Court or their designee as Access Coordinator.

Participants in proceedings before the court who are hearing impaired, or have other communication or physical disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services may make a request of the court to accommodate those special needs.

Requests must be made in writing 30 days prior to a scheduled court hearing. In the event a court hearing is scheduled with less than 30 days notice, requests must be made in writing as soon as possible after the hearing is scheduled. Requests should be addressed to:

Access Coordinator
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
2120 Capitol Avenue, Suite 6004
Cheyenne, WY 82001

“Auxiliary aids or services” include qualified interpreters, assistive listening devices or systems or other effective methods of making aurally delivered material available to individuals with hearing impairments. Since the Court will give primary consideration to a participant’s choice of auxiliary aid or service, requesters may specify such choice in their written request. Special accommodations for individuals with physical disabilities will also be addressed.

For the purposes of this policy, participants in court proceedings are generally defined as parties, attorneys, or witnesses. Court proceedings include: trials, hearings, ceremonies, and other public programs or activities conducted by the court. Section 341 meetings are presided over by the United States Trustee and are not considered court proceedings.

Last updated: March 15, 2011