Courtroom Etiquette

Before Entering The Courtroom

  1. Check in at the front counter.
  2. No food, drink or gum in the courtroom.
  3. Turn off cell phones and pagers.
  4. Remove any hat or non-prescription sunglasses.
  5. Wear clean, appropriate clothing. Pajamas and baggy clothing are inappropriate.

In The Courtroom

  1. Stand when judge enters courtroom.
  2. Do not have side discussions with others while waiting your turn.
  3. Be respectful when addressing the court.
  4. Answer the judge verbally; Do not nod or shake your head.