January 28, 2020 4 minutes to read · 800 words

Clothing Arguments: Attire for the Courtroom

By Brenda Swauger

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You only have one chance to make a first impression. This age-old saying couldn’t be more true in the courtroom, and there are few other places where this adage is more important. Whether your clients are entering the courtroom as defendants or plaintiffs, how they present themselves greatly influences how the jury or judge perceives them, which can influence the overall case and directly impact its outcome—no matter how well you have built you argument.

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