Why Can't I Talk to a Judge?
|Basic Courtroom Etiquette:
♦ Wear clothing that would be appropriate for business.
♦ Arrive on time.
♦ Don't bring food or beverages into the Courtroom.
♦ Don't bring audio or video recording devices into the Courtroom.
♦ Turn off electronic devices and cell phones before entering the Courtroom.
♦ Be polite to the judge, opposing counsel, and court staff.
♦ Rise when the judge and jury enter and leave the courtroom.
♦ Stand when speaking to the judge, making or meeting an objection, or questioning a witness.
♦ Do not interrupt others while they are talking.
♦ Refer to the judge as "Your Honor".
♦ Direct all concerns and remarks to the bench and not opposing counsel.