Tips for Your Court Hearing
What Not to Wear in Court
Items Prohibited in the Courtroom
How to Speak in Court
- Show respect for the court, for courthouse staff, and for other litigants. While the judge is handling other cases, do not talk in the courtroom except to your attorney or court personnel.
- It is appropriate to address a judge as “Your Honor” or “Judge.”
- Always stand when speaking to the Judge.
- Speak clearly and loudly so the Judge can hear you.
- Speak only when spoken to. Do not interrupt or argue with the judge.
- Use words such as “please” and “thank you.”
- Do not distract others.
- Be prepared to wait several hours for your case to be heard. You may wish to bring a book or magazine to read while waiting.
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