Courtroom Etiquette Dress as if you are going to church with your grandmother. No t-shirts, baggy pants, cut-offs, hats, halter tops, No chewing gum or food Wear a suit and tie, if possible. Courtroom Etiquette Silence is a necessity. No cell phones. Speak clearly. Look at the judge when you talk. Do not use profane language. Don’t be over friendly. Courtroom Etiquette Stand when the judge enters. Sit when the judge sits. When entering and leaving the court, bow (nod) your head. Sit up straight. Courtroom Etiquette Be on time. Always show up. Answer when you name is called.