How to Address the Court

  • All persons shall rise when addressing the court.
  • All attorneys shall file an attorney of record with the clerk before addressing the court on behalf of any represented party.
    • If the matter involves a post-trial motion for the enforcement of a judgment, an appearance fee charged by the clerk shall be waived.
  • Counsel should stand when addressing the court and confine their remarks to the court, rather than to opposing counsel.
  • Counsel should be mindful of the court reporter by speaking clearly, slowly, and in the direction of the court reporter.
  • Objections should be stated in 1 or 2 words and never argued in front of the jury.