If your case should lead to a court trial, a professional, neat appearance
in the courtroom is essential. The courtroom is a serious setting, so
a professional appearance will let the judge and jury know you are taking
your case and the judicial system seriously. Your attorney will advise
you on the specific dress code for your courthouse before your court date,
but here are some general tips for dressing in the courtroom.
- Dress in a professional manner – wear, neat conservative clothes
that are comfortable but fitting - do not wear clothes that are overly
large or too small.
- For men, slacks and button down shirts are best. For women, a skirt and
blouse or modest dress is appropriate. Subtle colors, like navy or brown
are better than loud colors.
- Do not wear T-shirts or any shirts with slogan on them. No shorts or flip
flops. Dress shoes are best.
- Do not wear dark tinted eye glasses.
- Grooming is important. Hair should be washed, brushed and neat. Shower
and shave any facial hair.
- Beards or mustaches should be trimmed.
- Only essential jewelry should be worn.
- If possible, cover tattoos and remove any piercings.
Remember what you wear reveals a lot about you and dressing appropriately
in court shows respect for the judicial process.
Still Have Questions? We Can Help!
At the Womac Law Firm, if your case goes to trial, we have experienced
trial lawyers that will guide you through the entire process. They will
work with you in our mock courtroom at our office and prepare you in every
way possible for your court date.
If you have been injured in an accident, give us a call for a free consultation
(504) 470-3935 and talk with one of our New Orleans personal injury attorneys
and we can answer any questions you may have.