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Court Procedure

Self-Represented Persons

The Court is open to the public, unless in special circumstances when the court orders otherwise. Seating is provided in the public gallery, usually at the back of the courtroom.

When entering or leaving a courtroom, it is customary to bow towards the judge. Talking, smoking or eating in court is not permitted.

A judge is in charge of the courtroom and may order the removal of anybody who misbehaves or is dressed inappropriately. You should stand whenever a judge enters or leaves the courtroom.

Mobile telephones and pagers must be turned off before entering the courtroom. Cameras, recording devices, or other electronic equipment are not permitted without the consent of the judge.

Last updated: 19-Jul-2012
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