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Americans with Disabilities Act Services

Persons with communication disabilities who have an interest in a matter before the District Court can utilize equipment for the hearing impaired which is already installed in the courtroom or they may request a sign language interpreter or other equipment to facilitate communication. Such requests should be directed to the courtroom deputy handling the case and must be submitted at least ten days prior to the hearing. Refer to General Order 442-A for more detailed information and the applicable form.


Dogs and Other Animals

Seeing eye dogs, other guide dogs, and animals used to guide or assist handicapped persons are allowed on federal property. See 41 CFR 101-20.311 .



Nursing Mothers Room

The United States District Court for the Southern District of California is pleased to announce the Nursing Mothers Room. This facility was established to provide a convenient, private, and quiet location for pregnant or nursing mothers. The Nursing Mothers Room is available for use by employees of the federal court, Pretrial Services, Probation, Marshals Service, the United States Attorney's Office and Federal Defenders of San Diego, as well as all attorneys and their litigation assistants doing business with the Court. The room is equipped with a refrigerator, electrical outlets, sofa, and a bathroom.

Please see below for location, access hours and contact information of our two nursing rooms facilities:


The Nursing Mothers Room at the Schwartz Courthouse building is located on the 1st floor, Suite 1103.


Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse

U.S. District Court,
Southern District of California
221 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Access Hours:
Monday - Friday between 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Contact and Access Information:
Please contact the GSA Desk at (619) 557-6564.



The Nursing Mothers Room at the Carter & Keep Courthouse is located on the 3rd floor.
Past the vending machines and adjacent to the unisex restroom.


James M. Carter & Judith N. Keep U.S. Courthouse

U.S. District Court,
Southern District of California
333 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Access Hours:
Monday - Friday between 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Contact and Access Information:
Please contact the GSA Desk at (619) 557-6564.


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