Conduct & Dress Code

The following dress and conduct code shall apply when the court is in session:
  • All persons in the courtroom, except those required to be there because of arrest or court order, shall be attired in a manner appropriate to the dignity and decorum of the courtroom setting. As minimum standards, the following rules shall apply:
    • Male attorneys shall wear coats and ties. Women attorneys shall wear professionally appropriate attire.
    • Men shall wear shirts, trousers and shoes. Women shall wear shoes, and either dresses, skirts and tops, or pants and tops.
    • Shorts, halter tops, tank tops, hats, caps, torn clothing, shirts or other clothing with obscene or profane pictures or messages, and thongs, shall not be worn.
  • All persons in the courtroom shall, in their speech and action, conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the dignity and decorum of the courtroom setting. As minimum standards, the following rules shall apply:
    • Spectators and persons not then actively engaged in court proceedings shall be quiet; any speech which does occur shall be as unobtrusive as possible.
    • All persons shall refrain from any gestures and from conduct litigants, witnesses, court staff, law enforcement personnel, or other persons.
    • All cell phones and other electronic devices shall be set to silent mode.
  • No food or drinks, except water, shall be allowed in the courtroom.
  • No guns or weapons shall be allowed in the Courthouse.