Some people get nervous when they have to attend a hearing. Relax, just keep these simple rules in mind and everything will go smooth.
When you are in the courtroom, you want to act appropriately and
avoid angering the judge. If you make the judge mad, he or she will
remember it, and you don’t want that hanging over you.
-Dress appropriately, like you’re going to a wedding or church. You can wear jeans, but if you’re dressed nicely, the court will take you more seriously.
-Don’t interrupt anyone. Wait for a break to request to be heard if you feel you’re being ignored.
-Treat everyone with courtesy and respect, even if you don’t think
they deserve it. This includes bailiffs, court clerks and assistants, and the opposing attorney or party.
-Don’t get mad, or at least if you do, try to continue to act with
courtesy and respect. When you get mad, you lose your perspective, you
say things you don’t mean, and you’re likely to get in trouble in one
way or another. The depth of your feeling or anger will not win you any
points with anyone. Sometimes in Family Court the judge or the opposing side will try to bait you into loosing your temper especially if the other party alleges that you have anger management issues. Don't give them the satisfaction by proving them right. Maintain your cool at all times.
-Thank the judge before you leave, regardless of the outcome. You never know you may have to appear before this very same judge sometime in the future.
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