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Benjamin blakeman 3 28-11-preparing well for your day in court_rachel

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Benjamin blakeman 3 28-11-preparing well for your day in court_rachel

  1. 1. Preparing Well for Your Day in Court Brief Description: When you are in court you have to make sure that you understand what social norms you are going to have to abide by. This article describes many ways that you can be sure you are calm and confident when you head into the court room. Going to court can be a nerve wracking experience. You want to make sure that you understand everything that you should when you are going to have to go to courtso that you are not embarrassed or excessively nervous.DocumentationWhen you are going to court you should make sure that you take the time to understand whatdocumentation you are going to need. Some people think that all they have to do is show up tocourt on time when they are called to court.Although you may not need any documentation you will have to find out for sure. When you areable to find out for sure what you will need to go to court you will be able to come to courtprepared and will not have any unexpected surprises.After you know what you are going to need in court you have to make sure that you make aschedule to be able to attend court. There are many people that think they will never forgetabout their court date until and then get very busy right before their day in court.You have to do whatever you can to be sure that you are in court when you are supposed to be incourt. When you hire a lawyer you will have him or her to help you remember that you aregoing to have to be in court at a specific time.Remembering the dateWhen you do not have a lawyer you will want to make sure that you are reminding yourself on aconsistent basis. Take the day off of work early so that you are able to attend your court sessionwithout any worries about missing other obligations.As you are making the trip to the court house you should allow plenty of time to get there, park,walk inside and find your court room. You do not want to cut it close to your time in courtbecause you should never be late.
  2. 2. If anything, you want to make sure that you are early and waiting when the judge calls yourname. It will reflect poorly on your respect for the court if you come waltzing into the court afterthe appointed time.When you are preparing to go to court you should make sure that you are dressed appropriately.You do not need to wear formal attire but you should be sure that you are in professional andconservative clothing.ClothingBeing modest with your clothing whenyou are in the court room is going to bevery important. You want to be sure thatyou are not wearing revealing clothes,clothes that are dirty or clothes that areunkempt.Try your hardest to look professional andconservative as you present yourself to thejudge. You should be sure that you arealso wise about the way that you addressthe judge and everyone else that is in thecourt room.Many people get a twisted view of reality about court rooms because they watch televisionshows that portray courts in a very different way than they really are. You should never lash outon anyone in the court room.When someone else is talking you want to be sure that you allow them plenty of time to finishtheir thought, even when you disagree with it. Give everyone the opportunity to talk so that youare given the same opportunity.If you are addressing the judge you want to be sure that you are addressing him or her with theproper terminology. Never call them a slang name or their first name but make sure that yourefer to him or her as your honor.This way, they will understand that you have respect for their authority and for their court room.All of these small things will make a big difference in the way that you are perceived by thejudge and possibly by the jury.Lawyer
  3. 3. Finally, you should make sure that you are wise about the lawyer that you choose to work with.You want to make sure that you get along well with your lawyer and that you are able to spendtime with your lawyer without getting annoyed.You also have to make sure that you are taking the time to find a lawyer that has specialized inthe type of case that you are going to be presenting. You should be sure that you are going to beable to be confident in your lawyer when you head into the court room.Photo credit: Phil Roeder, Joncrel

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