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Court Conduct

Your Conduct in the Courtroom can Make all the Difference

Whenever you appear before a judge, jury, prosecutors or witnesses, your appearance and conduct will impact how they judge you. You always want to make a favorable impression on those who may have influence in your case.

These Guidelines Will Help You to Make a Favorable Impression
  • Always be polite and courteous to anyone you encounter while in the court, as everyone has ties to someone whose judgment of you may impact your case.
  • Always be courteous and respectful to the judge, bailiffs, and all court personnel.
  • Never speak unless advised to by the judge or let us speak on your behalf.
  • If asked a question by the judge, always address the judge as “Your Honor”.

Important things to remember while in court, hearings and/or the vicinity of the court, including the parking lot, elevator, etc.:

  • Pay particular attention to questions that are asked.
  • Make sure you understand the question before you answer.
  • Before you speak, formulate the answer in your mind.
  • Never guess or speculate. Only answer the question if you are sure.
  • Remember, there is nothing wrong with saying “I don’t know.”
  • Make sure you have fully answered the question. If you feel that the solicitor has interfered with your answer, ask the judge if you can explain
  • If the solicitor is harassing you, being too forceful or isn’t allowing you to fully answer the questions, DO NOT argue with him or her. The judge or your lawyer will intervene.
  • Always tell the truth. If you lie, it could damage the case and could even force the case to end in a conviction. You have to assume that the solicitor knows the truth.
  • Make sure you speak loudly and clearly. Your responses are being recorded and, therefore, must be heard. You cannot nod or shrug in lieu of a verbal response.
What to Wear to Court?

How you appear in court is just as important as how you act. We always strive to make the best impression on the Court and especially to the Judge. A general rule is to dress as if you are attending a job interview.


Should Wear:

  • Dress slacks
  • Belt
  • Dress shirt
  • Coat
  • Tie

Never Wear:

  • Hats
  • Tank Tops
  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • T-Shirts

Should Wear:

  • Dresses
  • Dress Slacks
  • Skirts (Knee Length Or Longer)
  • Blouse That Covers The Midsection And Shoulders

Never Wear:

  • Shorts
  • Short Skirts Or Dresses
  • Revealing Blouses
  • Blue Jeans
For Men and Women
  • Never allow your pants to rest below your hips.
  • Never wear expensive jewelry or large amounts of any jewelry.
  • Never wear clothes of any kind with inappropriate writing or symbols.
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