LARLJ 2.1 Decorum Courtroom Decorum. All attorneys and other individuals in the courtroom shall abide by the following rules of conduct: (a) Always be prompt. Be in the courtroom ready to proceed at the appointed time. (b) Stand when the judge or the jury enters or leaves the courtroom. (c) Do not make personal attacks on opposing counsel or parties. (d) Do not interrupt. Wait your turn. Address all remarks to the Judge. Argument between litigants or their attorneys is not permitted. (e) After the judge has ruled, ask the Judge's permission before arguing further. (f) Rise when addressing the Judge and when making objections as this calls the Judge's attention to you. (g) Dress Appropriately to the Serious Nature of the Matters Before the Court. Shorts and other kinds of beach apparel are not appropriate. Clothing advertising alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are not appropriate. Hats are not to be worn in the courtroom. (h) No food or beverage of any kind are not to be brought into the courtroom, except for empanelled jurors. (i) Do not approach a witness, the jury or the Judge without asking permission of the Judge. (j) No person shall be in Ferry County District Court while in possession of a cell phone, pager, smart phone or other such device unless it is turned off or is in a silent or vibrate mode. Any person having any of these items not turned off or in silent or vibrate mode is subject to having such device seized upon direction of the Court. In addition, any person violating this rule shall be subject to punishment for contempt of court. [Adopted effective September 1, 2011]
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