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Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:54 am
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Dos * Do turn off your cell phone * Do exercise self control, no matter what is said in the court room * Do be respectful to the other side whenever you meet them. * Do speak clearly and loudly enough to be heard by the judge and the opposing side. * Do ask the questioner to repeat or clarify any questions that you do not understand. * Do direct your answers to the person who asked the question. Make eye contact with them. * Do answer questions that seem stupid or foolish to you.
Don'ts * Don't chew gum. * Don’t argue with the opposing party or his/her attorney. * Don't interrupt. * Don’t react to the answers of witnesses or to the questions from the opposing attorney to indicate your displeasure. * If you are questioned by the other side don’t argue with the questioner. * Don’t ask questions back: “What would you do if…” Don’t give flippant answers.