U.S. Courts Design Guide
Lighting of the attorney lounge should be switch-controlled, direct fluorescent and/or
incandescent units, providing illumination of 30 FTC (320 lx). Work area lighting
should be switch-controlled, direct fluorescent units, providing illumination of 50 FTC
Electrical Distribution. Duplex convenience outlets must be provided. One or more
"clean power" outlets must be provided in the work area for personal computers.
Audio. No requirements
Video. No requirements
or more telephone outlets must
be provided in the lounge and
work areas. A public announcement (PA) link to the associated courtroom must also
Data Transmission. The work area must accommodate computer terminals.
Attorney Conference/Witness Waiting Room
The number of conference/waiting rooms in
the courthouse should be determined by the
practices and policies of the court (typically
two or less per courtroom).
The rooms may be programmed for multiple
functions, such as a media room or for ADR.