U.S. Courts Design Guide
Only one attorney lounge should be
programmed per courthouse.
The attorney lounge is an ancillary facility for USCA courtrooms. The facility is
comprised of both a lounge and work area. Attorneys use the lounge while waiting to
present arguments in USCA proceedings. The work area is used for discussions and
last-minute preparation of court presentations.
A similar lounge might also be provided in the USDC and USBC. Size, configuration,
and location of USDC and USBC attorney lounges must follow the guidelines for the
USCA attorney lounge.
The number of users varies with the number of attorneys waiting to present
Adjacency and Circulation
The attorney lounge must be accessible from public circulation. It may also be directly
accessible from an adjoining USCA courtroom, through a soundlock between the
lounge and the courtroom.
See Table 6.1 for specific size requirements.