JEFFERSON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
STANDING ORDER REGARDING
Effective immediately, it is hereby ordered that all persons, whether lawyers, parties, witnesses, observers, or others attending hearings in 6th Division, shall dress appropriately so as to maintain the dignity, integrity, decorum, and professional atmosphere of the Court and the justice system. This includes limitations to protect the safety and confidentiality of all in the courthouse.
In Juvenile proceedings, it is additionally important that dress reflect the goals of the Juvenile Court in promoting education, upholding the law, and respect for others. The determination of appropriateness shall lie with the sitting Judge.
More specifically, all participants, including attorneys, juveniles, parents, guardians, witnesses, litigants, spectators, observers, etc., will be fully attired, shirt tails will be tucked in, and shoes must be worn at all times. Trousers must be worn at the waistline with belts and women must wear undergarments.The following items will not be permitted in the courtroom:
CONDUCT IN THE JUVENILE COURTHOUSE
Be respectful of the Judge, the court staff, attorneys, and litigants. Maintain a respectful attitude at all times in the court building and court room. Court proceedings must be electronically recorded. As such, disruptive behavior such as talking, laughing, shouting or creating other loud disturbances will not be tolerated. Please stand when addressing the Court and speak clearly and loudly.
In addition, only parties are allowed to attend juvenile court hearings (Delinquency, FINS, and DHS) unless subpoenaed by the Attorneys or approved by the Court.
The Court expects and appreciates the full cooperation of all with the terms of this Order. It is further ordered that attorneys will instruct their clients, witnesses, and others they bring into court as to this Order.
Violation of this Order will result in either a rescheduled hearing, contempt of court, or wearing court sponsored clothing at the Court’s discretion. The Court may also order the Bailiff to confiscate any prohibited items brought into court in violation of this Order.
EARNEST E. BROWN, JR.
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