Chapter 10: Judiciary-Related Offices
The Office of the Staff Attorney requires duress alarm devices near the receptionist at
the main entrance door, in selected inner areas, and for secured storage.
Office of the Preargument/Conference Attorney
In some USCA circuits, a Preargument/Conference Attorney is provided under the
Civil Appeals Mediation Program. The Preargument/Conference Attorney assists the
court by working to effect settlements in appeal cases.
Adjacency and Circulation
The Office of the Preargument/Conference Attorney requires public access. Staff must
also have restricted access to the judges and staff they serve.
The Office of the Preargument/Conference Attorney includes general personnel offices
and support space, as listed in Table 10.1 and according to the requirements of the
Preargument/Conference Attorney. Preargument/Conference Attorneys require a
separate conference room adjacent to their offices.
Both executive offices and conference rooms must provide acoustical confidentiality.
A duress alarm device must be located near the receptionist.