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COURTROOM DECORUM AND ATTIRE
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JUDGE BRENDA T. RHOADES


All persons present in the courtroom must dress and conduct themselves in a manner demonstrating respect for the Court.


COURTROOM DECORUM

  1.  All persons entering the Courtroom shall refrain from chewing gum, drinking, eating, smoking, wearing hats, or reading newspapers, books, etc. in the courtroom.
  2.  Counsel shall turn off his/her cell phone and instruct all parties and witnesses to do the same.
  3.  All counsel and parties are expected to stand at the lectern when addressing the court or examining a witness.


COURTROOM ATTIRE

  1.  Attorneys and their staff are required to wear standard business attire. 
  2.  Parties, witnesses and spectators shall dress appropriately and respectfully for the courtroom.  No shorts, tank tops, midriff-baring or other revealing low-cut clothing, extremely short skirts, sunglasses, flip-flops, or hats shall be permitted in the courtroom.
  3. Counsel are responsible for ensuring compliance with these rules by their clients, party representatives, and witnesses.  Counsel should contact the Court in advance if special accommodation is desired for a client, party representative, or witness.




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