Brad Micklin, a family lawyer in Nutley, answers:
There is no dress code or other dress requirement for court. However, I typically use the word “respectfully” when describing how a client should dress for court. Wear something that you feel signifies showing respect. This can mean different things to different people. For some, it means wearing a suit or a dress; for others, it means wearing a pair of jeans (with no rips or holes) and a buttoned-up shirt or blouse. You should be comfortable, but also respectful of the judge and the judicial process.
Brad Micklin is a family lawyer in Nutley, NJ.