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    Post Courtroom Dress Decorum

    Well... Well.... Well... Today, two articles hit my inbox on courtroom dress decorum:

    http://www.mariettatimes.com/opinion...-at-the-beach/

    http://www.toledoblade.com/Letters-t...-editor-9.html (locked link possibly)

    Update: Also found this: http://www.slate.com/blogs/crime/201...hings_you.html

    When I was a younger lawyer, it was sacred to dress appropriately for court. I still dress appropriately for court. Once (1), I was in the office dressed in jeans and boots b/c I was going to a site visit and one of my partners got sick. I was asked to cover a court appearance. I called the judge, spoke to him and let him know that I was not dressed for court. When I got there, there were two baby lawyers and he massively dressed me down in front of these lawyers for inappropriate courtroom attire. He was sending a message to them, not me.

    Show respect, dress appropriately. The Court will view you a tad bit more favorably b/c you've shown a small amount of respect for the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Well... Well.... Well... Today, two articles hit my inbox on courtroom dress decorum:

    http://www.mariettatimes.com/opinion...-at-the-beach/

    http://www.toledoblade.com/Letters-t...-editor-9.html (locked link possibly)

    Update: Also found this: http://www.slate.com/blogs/crime/201...hings_you.html

    When I was a younger lawyer, it was sacred to dress appropriately for court. I still dress appropriately for court. Once (1), I was in the office dressed in jeans and boots b/c I was going to a site visit and one of my partners got sick. I was asked to cover a court appearance. I called the judge, spoke to him and let him know that I was not dressed for court. When I got there, there were two baby lawyers and he massively dressed me down in front of these lawyers for inappropriate courtroom attire. He was sending a message to them, not me.

    Show respect, dress appropriately. The Court will view you a tad bit more favorably b/c you've shown a small amount of respect for the system.

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    Slippers, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Well... Well.... Well... Today, two articles hit my inbox on courtroom dress decorum:

    http://www.mariettatimes.com/opinion...-at-the-beach/

    http://www.toledoblade.com/Letters-t...-editor-9.html (locked link possibly)

    Update: Also found this: http://www.slate.com/blogs/crime/201...hings_you.html

    When I was a younger lawyer, it was sacred to dress appropriately for court. I still dress appropriately for court. Once (1), I was in the office dressed in jeans and boots b/c I was going to a site visit and one of my partners got sick. I was asked to cover a court appearance. I called the judge, spoke to him and let him know that I was not dressed for court. When I got there, there were two baby lawyers and he massively dressed me down in front of these lawyers for inappropriate courtroom attire. He was sending a message to them, not me.

    Show respect, dress appropriately. The Court will view you a tad bit more favorably b/c you've shown a small amount of respect for the system.
    Lol, this what my dad looks like when he goes to 'the office' (but that's not him) - that what you mean?

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    @William, we should adopt that uniform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    @William, we should adopt that uniform.
    Uh... no, we really shouldn't.

    Maybe one day a year. October 31st would be a good day for it.
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    I was kidding....
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    Justice and treatment should have absolutely nothing to do with how one dresses or ones perceived respect or lack-thereof of the "system."

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Xl View Post
    Justice and treatment should have absolutely nothing to do with how one dresses or ones perceived respect or lack-thereof of the "system."
    The judges are human. They have some discretion based on their judgment. You want to sway their judgment positively rather than negatively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    The judges are human. They have some discretion based on their judgment. You want to sway their judgment positively rather than negatively.
    They have no right to be on the bench if that's the case.

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