What NOT to Wear to Court

Kathryn Wayne-Spindler has been practicing Family Law for more than 20 years and has seen some notable outfits in the courtroom hallways. Through two decades of Southeastern Michigan law practice, she has developed some tips for clients seeking to make their best impression on court day. What follows here is a catalog of clothing foibles and follies to avoid for your court date. Scroll to the bottom for advice about what you SHOULD wear to court. Look Your Best? Although we tell clients to “look their best,” that doesn’t mean top hat and tails. Kathy remembers a time she suggested that Continue Reading…

What’s “Suitable” Courtroom Attire?

There was a time when there was no question about courtroom attire because the answer was so obvious – a suit or dress. That’s how people dressed throughout most of history. Men wore suits to the office, to church, for funerals, dances, and even walking the dog. Women wore dresses to work, school, parties and grocery shopping. So when it came time to dress for court, there was no question. But in these times of “Business Casual,” what’s the new standard for courtroom attire? The short-answer, according to Michigan Family Law Attorney Kathryn Wayne-Spindler is, “I advise my clients to wear business slacks Continue Reading…