Dress Guidelines for The District of Columbia Courts
- The District of Columbia Courts respect individual styles and fashion trends.
However, certain attire is not suitable when conducting business at or visiting the
D.C. Courts because it distracts from the orderliness of court proceedings, is threatening, or is contrary to the civility and dignity of the judicial branch. Persons
wearing inappropriate attire may be excluded from the courthouse and its
courtrooms. Inappropriate attire includes, but is not limited to: gang paraphernalia
and insignia; exposed undergarments; clothing with words, depictions, or
messages that are intimidating or obscene; clothing with sexual or drug
references; and sheer, see
through, or provocative clothing.
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