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How should I behave in Court?

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How should I behave in Court? – McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer L.C. How should I behave in Court? – McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer L.C.

How should I behave in Court?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Remember that the Judge is friends with his or her bailiff and clerk so politeness to these individuals is key.
  4. 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.