How do I find court outcomes?
The most recently published judgments and decisions are listed on the NSW Caselaw homepage. To find judgments or decisions of a particular court or tribunal, use the Caselaw advanced search and browse pages.
Can you wear ripped jeans to court?
You should really wear something more formal than shorts, like long pants (not jeans) and a button down shirt. No, wearing jeans to court is inappropriate. This rule applies to both men and women. You need to wear dress pants or slacks.
How do you greet a judge in court?
In person: In an interview, social event, or in court, address a judge as “Your Honor” or “Judge [last name].” If you are more familiar with the judge, you may call her just “Judge.” In any context, avoid “Sir” or “Ma’am.” Special Titles.
How long do trials usually last?
There will also be one or more pre-trial hearings. The actual length of the trial days in court can vary but will be heavily influenced by the complexity of the case. A trial can last up to several weeks, but most straightforward cases will conclude within a few days.
Do I have to dress up for court?
Whilst NSW, unlike Queensland, does not have an official dress code, the Court asks that people attending court dress ‘appropriately’. You may be at the Court for several hours, so wear clothes that are comfortable.
What kind of shoes can you wear to court?
If you choose pants to wear to court, be sure that they are dress pants and not leggings, capris, or yoga pants. Shoes can be pumps, flats, boots, or loafers, but they should not have very high heels or be in bright or distracting colors. Do not wear sandals or sneakers.