SUGGESTIONS FOR COURTROOM APPEARANCE

The following suggestions are to assist you in your courtroom appearance:
    •  Have a neat appearance
    • Avoid distracting habits such as gum chewing or smoking
    • Before testifying, try to recall information accurately in your own mind
    • Be serious, avoid laughing, or talking in Court
    • Stop immediately if the Judge interrupts you or if an attorney makes an objection
    • Speak loudly so that you can be heard. Do not nod "yes" or "no"
    • Listen to the questions asked of you and do not give any additional information unless asked
    • Do not give opinions unless asked. Don't argue with the lawyer. Treat both lawyers with courtesy and respect
    • After testifying, do not discuss your testimony with other witnesses; tell the truth as you know it
    • Leave the stand with confidence in the knowledge that you have presented the truth to the best of your ability
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