LA Courts Extend Relaxed Dress Code Policy

Los Angeles County Presiding Court Judge Eric C. Taylor announced the extension of the Court’s relaxed dress code policy.  The extension began on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

The policy itself was placed in effect on April 1, 2020, because of the shut- down caused by Covid 19.

“The Court will remain flexible in its professional dress code,” Presiding Judge Taylor said. “While not fully returning to formal business attire, all authorized persons, including, but not limited to prosecutors, public defenders, and private attorneys, should dress courtroom appropriate whether appearing in person or remotely.”

The amended dress code policy further states:

• All authorized persons, including but not limited to public and private attorneys may dress in relaxed business attire.

• Relaxed business means a style of dressing for white-collar employees that is still professional and appropriate for both in-person court and remote appearances, but less formal than traditional courtroom business attire.

• For jury trials and more formal hearings as indicated by individual judicial officers, formal business attire is required.

The revised dress code policy began on September 7, will remain in effect until the end of the COVID-19 emergency, when the state of emergency is lifted by the governor, or until further notice of the Court.

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