Juror Etiquette

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Proper attire is required. Jurors should dress comfortably for the courtroom, but in a way that does not detract from the dignity of the court. Women may wear slacks provided they are appropriate for a courtroom. Men should dress conservatively. Hats, shorts, uniforms (law enforcement or otherwise), tee-shirts, tank tops, muscle shirts, halter tops, bare midriff clothing, and clothing with slogans or other messages are inappropriate. Please remember that the parties in any case look to the jurors for justice. Their faith in the jury system is more likely to persist if the jurors’ appearance is respectful of the parties and the court.

In accordance with Maine Law, smoking is prohibited in the courthouse.

The use of cell phones is prohibited in the jury room as well as in the courtroom.

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