With summer here at last, people are generally embracing the warmer weather with typical summer clothes that are appropriate for outdoor activities such as hiking or taking a stroll down the boardwalk.  When appearing in court, it is important to show a certain level of respect in both etiquette and attire in the Court room.

In fact, you could be sent home if you do not wear proper attire. A brief list of “high risk” items include flip flops, blue jeans, t-shirts/tank tops, shorts, short skirts, or sneakers.

We encourage a level of attire that demonstrates respect for the Court. It is important to make a good impression on the Court in order for your case to proceed.

For women, we suggest:

  • Dress pants, a skirt, or a dress; skirts/dresses should reach at least your fingertips
  • A sweater or a blouse that does not bare midriff or cleavage is best
  • Conservative heels or polished flats are best for footwear

For men:

  • A pair of dress pants
  • Collared shirt (such as a button up dress shirt or polo shirt)
  • Dress shoes

The above clothing items will make the best impression. Makeup, perfume, hair style, and facial hair should also be conservative; you should look clean cut and dressed in a manner that will give the Court the best impression of you so that your case may proceed; with these tips, you will be on to winning your case in no time!

If you believe you have a case worth pursuing in Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, or you have had a construction or auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. has over twenty years of legal experience and he will fight for you in court. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or to schedule your free consultation by filling out our online contact form or by calling us at (973) 285-1100.


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