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October 30, 2008

US and UK: What do rogues, fops, hacks, limeys and "corporate tools" wear to court, anyway?

At Simple Justice you can read Scott Greenfield's way-snide but excellent piece "Lawyer Fashionista: Barrister Edition." Our 2 cents: Our firm's corporate tools of both sexes have all their hair; wigs are not an issue. However, federal and state U.S. courts are different, clothes-wise, and should be different. We suggest as a requirement, and for federal court only, capes with red-lining and perhaps matching spats. Further, all state court trial lawyers who are still wearing shoes and socks to court should be excused from doing so.

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Federal court attire (sans cape).

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Formal state court garb (N.B. the optional "shoes").

Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzb├╝hel Desk) at October 30, 2008 11:59 PM

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