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What to wear? Where to stand?

Going to court for the first time can be an intimidating experience, but it can become familiar with practice. The level of formality and decorum in a courtroom is a unique part of Canadian life and should be treated seriously. Unlike what you may have seen on shows and social media, proceedings are rarely punctuated with lawyers shouting, pacing around the courtroom, and surprise witnesses bursting through the doors. The First Timer’s Going To Court Cheat Sheet (PDF) can help you as a law student or lawyer approaching your first hearing with some know-how.

Categories: Practice Aids