Chapter 6: Ancillary Facilities
public accessibility must also be provided to accommodate the public purchase of
See Table 6.1 for specific size requirements. Storage areas for several court
reporters/recorders may be combined into one large space. Additionally, groups of at
least four court reporters/recorders may be provided a shared workroom of 100 NSF
(9.3 Nm2). If the number of court reporters/recorders in a facility requires several such
workrooms, one or more of the spaces may be combined to form a larger space.
In some court locations, court reporting services are contracted to private vendors.
Where this practice occurs, office space(s) of 120 NSF (11.1 Nm2) must be provided
for transcription of court records.
Offices, workstations, and workrooms provided for court reporters/recorders must be
designed to meet General Service Administration (GSA) office standards. Storage
areas for court reporters/recorders must be secured and able to accommodate typed
transcripts and both loose and boxed steno-tapes.
The entrance to the court reporter/recorder suite must have a key lock; special
consideration should be given to locking systems used for storage areas.
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
See Table 6.4 for specific requirements.
Lighting of court reporter/recorder facilities should be switch-controlled, direct
fluorescent units. See Table 6.4 for specific requirements.