- You should dress appropriately. Never wear shorts, flip flops or t-shirts with drug paraphernalia or swear words on it. “Sunday best” dress is always appropriate.
- You should only speak to the Judge when spoken to and then give direct answers. Do not try to prove your point to the Judge or get argumentative.
- Remember that the Judge is friends with his or her bailiff and clerk so politeness to these individuals is key.
- Don’t interrupt the Judge or the other party. Eye-rolling, huffing, etc., is almost always noticed by the Judge and taken into account.
-Laura H. Stobie
McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, P.C.