Juror etiquette

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Proper attire is required. Jurors should dress comfortably for the courtroom, but in a way that does not detract from the dignity of the court. Jurors should dress conservatively. Hats, shorts, uniforms (law enforcement or otherwise), tee-shirts, tank tops, muscle shirts, halter tops, bare midriff clothing, and clothing with slogans or other messages are inappropriate.  Please remember that the parties in any case look to the jurors for justice. Their faith in the jury system is more likely to persist if the jurors’ appearance is respectful of the parties and the court.

In accordance with Maine Law, smoking is prohibited anywhere in the courthouse, and within 100 feet of the building.

The use of cell phones is prohibited in the jury room, as well as in the courtroom.

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