Monday, April 4, 2011
How Should I Dress to My Workers Compensation Hearing?
I always tell clients that you should dress as nicely as you can for your hearing. It is a very serious matter. Oftentimes your future livelihood depends on its outcome. The way you dress tells the judge how seriously you take it. I'm not saying to wear a suit or tuxedo - definitely don't dress better than your lawyer. But a nice pair of jeans or slacks and a shirt with a collar is appropriate.
If you have an orthopedic device, like a leg or back brace, wear it underneath your clothing. Wearing a leg brace over a pair of jeans just looks like you are screaming for attention. Also, don't do what another client of mine did and bring a bible and hold it the entire hearing. That's a little over the top...
These are just a few friendly tips from Snow, Carpio, and Weekley.