Court Hearings / Trials

Court Room Rules of Etiquette
In order to promote professional and proper decorum, the Court advises all who enter to:
  • Avoid bringing small children to court - If you must, please monitor their behavior so that they remain quiet at all times. Parents may be asked to leave the courtroom if their child becomes noisy or unruly
  • Dress appropriately, i.e. no shorts of any kind, halter tops, lewd clothing
  • No hats worn by males
  • No cellular phones or pagers (audible mode)
  • No food and/or drinks or gum chewing
  • No recording devices, cameras, etc.
  • No T-shirts having offensive language or picture
  • No weapons of any kind - if weapons are brought to the Courthouse, you will be asked to remove them from the building
  • Stand a few feet back from the bench when addressing the Judge - do not lean on the bench
The court reserves the right to amend these general rules.