Courtroom Etiquette

  • Cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices are not allowed. No backpacks.
  • Audio and video recording is not permitted.
  • Be polite and courteous to the Judge, to Court personnel, and to those around you.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the courtroom.
  • Suitable attire is required. Remove hats upon entering the courtroom. No shorts, tank tops, or excessively soiled, damaged, or ill fitting clothing are permitted. You will be directed by the Judge. You may be asked to wait.
  • Children may be present in the courtroom; however, if they disturb the proceedings you will be asked to remove them. Childcare services are not provided.
  • Weapons are prohibited in the courtroom except by law enforcement officers.