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Behaving in court

You’ve read about our court system. How should you behave when you’re attending a court trial?


Keep these pointers in mind when you’re about to attend a trial.



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1. Dress yourself in a decent and appropriate manner.

Don’t wear:

  • sleeveless shirt
  • shorts
  • mini skirts (above knee-length)
  • jeans
  • slippers
  • sunglasses or dark glasses
  • leather jacket
  • inappropriate t-shirts



2. Remove caps, helmet or headgear before entering the courtroom

  • Only Muslim headscarves or Sikh turbans are allowed




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3. Turn off your mobile phone or other electronic device

  • You don’t really want to know what will happen if your phone rings in the middle of a trial!



4. NO weapons are allowed in the court.

  • You must be insane to even think of doing that in the first place.



5. Pay attention during court proceedings.

Don’t:

  • smoke, eat or drink
  • sleep
  • tease each other or laugh
  • take photographs, tape recordings
  • read newspapers or magazines

while the court is in session.

In other words, be SILENT and pay ATTENTION


6. Be punctual!

  • Be in the courtroom before each session of the court.
  • Bow to the judge when you enter or leave the courtroom to show respect.
  • Enter or leave at the appropriate time to avoid disturbance.


NEVER show disrespect to the court or you’ll risk being found in contempt of court.




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