Access & Accommodation (ADA)

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Van Buren County Courts seek to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities have equal and full access to the judicial system through implementation of a joint local administrative order (PDF). If you have a disability and require special accommodations to participate in court events or access court resources, please complete the ADA Request Form (PDF) and return it as instructed on the form. If you cannot access the form or have questions about accommodations, please contact the Court ADA Contacts at the numbers listed below.

If you have made a request and your request has been denied in whole or in part by the ADA coordinator, you may request a further review on the Review of Request for Reasonable Accommodation (PDF).

If a person alleges that the court's ADA procedures or practices, outside of specific requests for accommodation, result in discrimination on the basis of disability as to the provision of services, activities, or programs of the court, the person may file a grievance, following the Grievance Policy, outlined in the Local Administrative Order.

Policy / Forms

ADA Coordinators & Site Contacts

Van Buren County Courts ADA Coordinators

  • Primary: Frank Hardester, Phone: 269-657-8200 ext. 2340
  • Backup: Robyn Papaioannou, Phone: 269-657-8200 ext. 2322

Paw Paw Courthouse

  • 212 E Paw Paw Street
    Paw Paw, MI 49079
  • Primary: Susan Klein, Phone: 269-657-8200 ext.  2321
  • Backup: Melissa Williams, Phone: 269-657-8200 ext.  2345

South Haven Courthouse

  • 1007 E Wells Street
    South Haven, MI 49090
  • Primary: Jim Becker, Phone:  269-637-5258 ext.  4113
  • Backup: Kristi Mitchell, Phone:  269-637-5258 ext.  4102

County Administration Building

  • 219 E Paw Paw Street
    Paw Paw, MI 49079
  • Primary: Alice Yonkman, Phone:  269-657-8200 ext.  1502
  • Backup: Mark Graham, Phone:  269-657-8200 ext.  1501