Chapter 10: Judiciary-Related Offices
All office and conference spaces within the Federal Defender Office must be designed
to provide acoustical confidentiality.
The security and alarm systems for Federal Defender Offices must function as an
integral part of the security and alarm systems for the total facility. Offices located in
a facility where weapons are screened at the entry must have a break-resistant (UL
Standard 972) transaction window. Offices located in a facility where weapons
screening is not conducted at the entry must have a transaction window with floor to
ceiling ballistic-resistant (UL Standard 752, Level III) glazing and surfaces. Where
appropriate, CCTV cameras, a monitor, and intercom must also be provided.
Duress alarm devices connected to the USMS Command and Control Center must be
placed at the following locations:
Selected inner area
Refer to document Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service for additional
Office of the Bankruptcy Administrator
In some locations, an Office of the Bankruptcy Administrator assists the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court (USBC) by overseeing the administration of estates and supervising
case trustees and other fiduciaries. Such services are similar to those provided by the
U.S. Trustee (part of the Executive Branch) in other locations.