Courtroom Etiquette

When coming to court, please remember the following:

  • Upon your arrival, find your name on the calendar outside the courtroom and then have a seat in the proper courtroom until the session convenes. You do not need to check in with the clerk unless your name is not on the list.
  • When your name is called, come forward and stand behind one of the counsel tables.
  • Be polite, courteous, and continue to stand until instructed otherwise by the judge.

The following is not allowed in the courtroom:

  • Children under the age of 12
  • Food or drink
  • Shorts
  • Tank tops, crop tops, halter tops
  • Ripped or torn Clothing
  • Hats
  • Shirts with vulgar craftwork or language
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Backpacks
  • Turn off cell phones before entering the courtroom