Chapter 11: Court-Related Facilities
The spaces addressed in this section are used for meeting, dining, child care, and
Users vary according to the number of court facility occupants, the general public,
maintenance staff, and service company/agency personnel.
Population estimates for court facilities must
take into account the different types of space,
the users of the space, and the potential of the
space to meet functional needs.
Adjacency and Circulation
Common Spaces. Conference rooms, staff lounges, and staff toilets are shared by
Clerks' Office, court library, Staff Attorney, Probation, Pretrial Services, and Federal
Defender staff, as well as Circuit and District Court Executives, based upon the
proximity of the offices to each other and the number of personnel served.
Shared staff facilities must be conveniently accessible to the building's staff through
restricted circulation. The conference rooms are used for public functions during the
day and evening; therefore, controlled public access must also be provided.
The cafeteria and vending areas require convenient access for all building occupants
and visitors throughout the day. Access to the vending area must be provided outside
of the cafeteria's normal hours of operation.
The staff lounge must be located off of restricted circulation on floors containing
judiciary and judiciary-related offices. Similarly, staff toilets must be located off of
restricted circulation on floors containing judges' chambers and judiciary and