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 disruptive
  • Dress appropriately, i.e. no shorts of any kind, halter tops, lewd and/or offensive clothing
  • No hats worn by males
  • No cellular phones or pagers (audible mode)
  • No food, drinks and/or chewing gum
  • No recording devices, cameras, etc.
  • No weapons of any kind
  • 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.