September 25, 2016

Everyone has seen the court TV shows and movies depicting court rooms and procedures, but being there in person is a different beast, especially if it's your first time.  Here are key things to remember:

1. Stand when the judge enters the room and sit when they say "please be seated."

2. When addressing the court, refer to the judge as "Your Honor."  Speak up for the court record. 

3. Do not speak over other parties, the judge, or court room staff.  Treat the judge and the court room staff with respect.  The only interruption that is acceptable is to object when the opposing party is presenting objectionable evidence.

4. Avoid making gesture...

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