Business or business casual attire is appropriate courtroom attire. Additionally, “in July 2009, the Georgia Judicial Council adopted a policy clarifying that religious headcoverings can be worn in Georgia courthouses.” AJC 5/5/11. However, recently a judge did not allow a man to wear his religious headcovering repeatedly to a Henry County State Court. If you are in doubt about your clothing, consult the Court you will be attending to determine if they have any specific restrictions.
Perhaps more important than your clothing is the way you handle yourself while in Court. We all need to treat the Court with seriousness and respect. Judges and others in the courtroom appreciate when courtroom decorum is respected. Be sure to turn your phone off, limit your conversations while in the courtroom, and when it is your turn in front of the judge speak clearly and concisely.
If you have questions about courtroom decorum, call The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC at 770.466.2700 to schedule a consultation.