DAL-001 Important Information for Building Owners and Tenants
court complaint do not mean that you are required to pay any money unless and until a court finds you liable.
Moreover, RECEIPT OF A DEMAND LETTER OR COURT COMPLAINT AND THIS ADVISORY DOES
NOT NECESSARILY MEAN YOU WILL BE FOUND LIABLE FOR ANYTHING. You will have the right
if you are late r sued to fully present an explanation of why you believe you have not in fact violated disability
access laws or have corrected the violation or violations giving rise to the claim.
You have the right to seek assistance or advice about this demand letter or court complaint from any person of
your choice. If you have insurance, you may also wish to contact your insurance provider. Your best interest
may be served by seeking legal advice or representation from an attorney, but you may also represent yourself
and file the necessary court papers to protect your interests if you are served with a court complaint. If you
have hired an attorney to represent you, you should immediately notify your attorney.
If a court complaint has been served on you, you will get a separate advisory notice with the complaint
advising you of special options and procedures available to you under certain conditions.
ADDITIONAL THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW: If the document accompanying this notice is a demand
letter from a lawyer and not a formal court complaint, the lawyer is generally required by law to provide a
copy of the letter to the State Bar of California, until January 1, 2016, in order that the State Bar may
determine whether the demand letter complies with legal requirements, INCLUDING THAT THE DEMAND
LETTER MAY NOT MAKE A REQUEST OR DEMAND FOR MONEY OR AN OFFER OR
AGREEMENT TO ACCEPT MONEY. Any demand letter or court complaint must list the lawyer’s State Bar
license number on the document.
You are encouraged, but are not required, to provide the State Bar with a copy of the demand letter so the
State Bar is aware that you received this demand letter and may determine whether it is in compliance with
specified legal requirements. A copy of the letter can be sent to the State Bar by facsimile transmission to
415-538-2171, or by mail to the State Bar of California, 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, California 94105,
Attention: Professional Competence.
and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open
for business to the public. You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with
disability access laws through the Division of the State Architect, at www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa. Information is
also available from the California Commission on Disability Access at www.ccda.ca.gov/guide.htm.
This information is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean through the Judicial
Council of California. People with visual impairments can get assistance in viewing this form through the
judicial branch website, at www.courts.ca.gov.
California law requires that you receive this information because the demand letter or court complaint you
received with this document claims that your building or property does not comply with one or more
existing construction-related accessibility laws or regulations protecting the civil rights of people with
disabilities to access public places.
STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT YOU GET THIS IMPORTANT
ADVISORY INFORMATION FOR BUILDING OWNERS AND TENANTS
Form Adopted for Mandatory Use
Judicial Council of California
DAL-001 [Rev. July 1, 2013]
IMPORTANT ADVISORY INFORMATION FOR BUILDING OWNERS AND TENANTS
(Disability Access Litigation)
Civil Code, § 55.3
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YOU HAVE IMPORTANT LEGAL OBLIGATIONS.
YOU HAVE IMPORTANT LEGAL RIGHTS.
Compliance with disability access laws is a serious
The allegations made in the accompanying demand letter or
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