U.S. Courts Design Guide
grand jurors, who then decide whether to return an indictment. Deliberating grand
jurors and waiting witnesses must be accommodated in separate, adjacent spaces.
Jurors take notes and ask questions during the proceedings.
For courthouses where more than one
bankruptcy judge will be stationed, a trial jury
suite must be incorporated for at least one and
possibly more bankruptcy courtrooms,
depending upon the needs of the district.
If only one bankruptcy judge will be stationed
arrangement between the U.S. District Court
(USDC) and U.S. Bankruptcy Court (USBC)
ensures jury facilities will be available to the
USBC when needed, jury facilities should not
be incorporated in the USBC courtroom.
If jury facilities are not available within close
proximity to the USBC, jury facilities must be
Jury Assembly Area
The number of users varies, depending on the number of clerical staff, potential jurors
(usually between 60 and 200), and courtrooms in the facility.