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Why Can't I Talk to a Judge?

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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.