Dress Code

In order to maintain order and uphold the dignity and decorum of the judicial branch of our government, rules of conduct and dress for litigants, counsel, witnesses, court staff and spectators will ensure that persons in the courtroom do not obstruct or interfere with the orderly transaction of court business nor degrade or insult the dignity of the judicial proceedings, judicial officers, witnesses and others in the courtroom.

Shirts and shoes must be worn in the courtroom, and prohibited attire includes:

  • heavily soiled work clothing
  • bare-midriff outfits, shorts, cut-offs, halter tops
  • tank tops, undershirts, see-through blouses
  • bathing suits, lingerie
  • athletic uniforms, hats, helmets
  • theatrical costumes, face-paint
  • clothing emblazoned with obscene words, images, or messages contemptuous or disrespectful of the judicial process