As a party or witness to a court case. you may be required to come to court one or more times. Just remember you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Every time you appear in court the Judge, opposing counsel, and everyone in the courtroom are observing you. During this time, you should make sure that you appear for court in a respectful way and with appropriate attire. While a suit or skirt is preferred, you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars in getting ready to come to court. As I have always told witnesses who are testifying, just wear what you would wear to your grandmother’s house for Easter Dinner or to a good friend’s wedding. Dressing appropriately will show the Court that you have respect for the Court, yourself, and the case you are there on.
DO NOT WEAR ANYTHING TO COURT THAT SHOWS GANGS, DRUGS, SEX OR VIOLENCE!!!
Guys: a conservative suit or khaki pants, a button up shirt, and a tie are preferred. At a minimum: khaki pants and a plain, conservative polo shirt. Do not wear baggy pants or a T-shirt.
Ladies: Skirt or pantsuit, plain conservative shirt, and conservative shoes are preferred. At a minimum: wear conservative pants (not jeans) and a conservative shirt. Do not wear anything low cut or anything that shows too much cleavage.
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