THE COURTROOM UNIFORM!

THE COURTROOM UNIFORM!


Today we’re going to talk about the
courtroom uniform yes there’s a uniform from court in my opinion come with me
and I’ll tell you about it I have had clients show up to court and student
eyes I’ve had clients show up to court in jeans and a t-shirt and that was my
fault because I didn’t inform them that there is a uniform for Court my theory
is is that whenever you make a presentation you have to look a certain
way whenever you look at another person subconsciously or consciously you’re
going to draw conclusions about them their personality their credibility what
if I were sitting here in a t-shirt no coat no shirt no time what would you
think about me consciously or subconsciously yes we all make decisions
on what we see judges are human beings too
and I think either consciously or subconsciously
they make an opinion about your credibility and about the type of person
you are just by the physical presentation that you make so what is
the courtroom uniform that I advise clients to wear if you’re a man I think
that you should wear a dark grey or a dark blue suit with a white shirt and a
blue solid blue presidential tie you know the ones you’ve seen them president
from President Obama President Bush they had that solid blue tie there are some
theories that that.look instills credibility in the people that are
looking at you and in your case it will be the judge additionally if you are a
participant in a case I recommend that you don’t have any facial hair including
a mustache or a beard let me tell you a short story about a
disastrous incident that happened to me in court because of the court uniform on
a Saturday a client came in and he hired me and he said you know I have a hearing
on Monday I need you to be there now when he came in he came in from Arizona
he was dressed in a plaid shirt and Levi’s jeans and some hiking boots
normal attire he had just driven all the way from Phoenix Arizona to Los Angeles
and he was hiring me and meeting me for the first time he had short red hair and
freckles I told the client I want you to dress up for Court now back then I
didn’t tell you specifically what to wear I thought everyone knew I was wrong
when I walked into court on Monday I could see him standing by the window and
he waved at me and I looked and I thought that can’t be my client because
this is the first thing that I saw a peach silk shirt with tails in front in
the back with matching peach silk pants flared at the bottom red platform shoes
and he had the peach silk shirt unbuttoned almost down to his navel and
some gold jewelry I was horrified I was horrified because I hadn’t told him
specifically what to wear well as the day went on I thought to myself I can’t
take him into court like that so I traveled around the building taking care
of some other business and kept delaying and delaying the court proceeding
finally the judge calls me in since the bailiff to call me and I go into the
courtroom he said mr. Davis are you ready to proceed I said no
I need a continuance and can we come back tomorrow now the judge didn’t even
asked me why he just said yes I’ll give you a continuance but the other attorney
said oh no we object to the continuance and even if mr. Davis asked for the
continuance his client should be in here sitting down she can hear all of this I
said Your Honor there’s no need for my client to be here I’ll tell him and the
other attorney says no judge I objected be in the courtroom the judge said you
know mr. Davis is an experienced journey he doesn’t need his client to be present
we’ll trail this case till tomorrow as he was saying that my client walks in
the door he wanted to know what was going on the judge looked was looking
down writing some notes and he looked up and he realizes this is my client but he
gives me the continuance and we trail it to the next day and everyone leaves and
as I am walking out of the door he called the judge calls me he said mr.
Davis and I approached the counsel table and he says now I see why you wanted
this continuance and he kind of smiled everyone in the courtroom who started
laughing when we went outside I hope with my client and I said hey you know I
told you to dress up but this is not what I had in mind
he said oh I said and by the way I thought you were from Phoenix Arizona
you know a conservative state where did you get an outfit like that he goes what
you don’t like my outfit he says all mr. Davis I grew up in Boston in an
african-american neighborhood this is what we consider dressing up ever since
then I tell people what to wear for women I recommend approximately the same
thing dark gray or dark blue pantsuit two-inch heels no higher
black shoes white blouse that buttons preferably in the back and some pearl
necklace that doesn’t have to be real you can get it
for 2995 at jcpenney is the fake pearl necklace and the pearl stud earrings I
think your hair should be pulled back and you have little to no makeup on
that’s the courtroom uniform that I recommend that my clients use I suggest
that you give it a try if you have any questions give us a call at the phone
number listed below or visit us on the web and get a free copy of my book
surviving divorce in California in the next video that you get the topic is
going to be how to choose an attorney for your California divorce for your
free consultation call the Law Offices of Vincent W Davis and associates today
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