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Proper Court Room Attire and Behavior


Appropriate Courtroom Attire

It is expected that you (families and youth) dress appropriately for court as if you were going to school or a religious service. It is preferred that males wear slacks, a tucked in shirt, belt and dress shoes. Females may wear a dress, skirt or slacks with a shirt/blouse and dress shoes.

  • Please do not wear cut off jeans or shorts.
  • Please wear pants that fit and are worn at the waist (“Sagging” is NOT permitted)
  • Please do not wear T-Shirts or any clothing that bears a violent or offensive message, or any references to drugs, alcohol or tobacco.
  • Please do not wear clothing that is ripped or has holes in it. (No exceptions for trends)
  • Please wear skirts that are at or below knee length (No shorter than 2 inches above the knee)
  • Please do not wear tank tops, tube tops or shirts with spaghetti straps
  • Please do not wear tight fitting, spandex, see-through clothing or clothing that exposes the midriff or stomach area
  • Please do not wear pajama tops, pajama bottoms or house slippers
  • Please do not wear any hats, headgear (such as headbands, or bandanas), or sunglasses in the Courtroom

Appropriate Courtroom Behavior

It is expected that you respect the Court at all times.

  • Please turn off all cell phones or any other electronic devices when entering the Courtrooms
  • Please do not bring any food or drinks into the Courtrooms.
  • Please do not chew gum while in the Courtrooms.
  • While in the Courtrooms, please keep your voices quiet for they can carry easily
  • Please do not bring newspapers into the Courtrooms
  • Please be on time for your scheduled hearing