© D.L. Crumbley
Dines’ Potpourri of Advice
opposing attorney if he requests it. Privileged files should not be taken to court.
Before reading from your notes, obtain the judge’s permission. The opposing attorney may raise an objection.
You should also take several copies of your CV, and be prepared to provide them to the jurors if requested.
Business cards must not be used for solicitation. However, it is generally permissible to give the court reporter one to provide your full name, address, and so forth.
When appearing in state or municipal courts, learn beforehand whether or not you will be allowed to take pen and pad with you to the witness stand. (In federal court, you are allowed to take a pen and pad to the witness stand.)