Rules of Attire & Conduct in Leander Municipal Court


Unacceptable Attire Includes:

  • Shorts, cut-offs or baggy pants.
  • Muscle shirts, clothing with offensive, vulgar, racist, sexist, obscene, or suggestive words, slogans, depiction, or pictures, including grotesque creatures.
  • Clothing that is dirty, torn, or ragged.
  • Provocative clothing designed or styled to provoke emotion or disrupt.
  • Hats and Dark Tented Sunglasses.
  • Men-No long shirts unless they are tucked in


Pro Se parties (individuals representing themselves without an attorney) should be prepared to present their cases in a proper manner. It is not the court's duty, nor the responsibility of the court to protect you, nor instruct you on court procedure, evidence, rules, or how to present and prove your case. If you are unprepared, unaware, and not knowledgeable as to presenting your case, you may lose your case.

  1. Be on time.
  2. Rise when the Judge enters and remain standing until the Judge or bailiff announces "Be seated," or the Judge is seated. Rise when the Judge exits the courtroom.
  3. Always stand when addressing the Judge.
  4. Do not argue with the Court.
  5. Address the court as "Your Honor" or "Judge."
  6. Do not approach the Judge's bench without permission! Do not rest arms on the bench.
  7. Address opposing parties, counsel, witnesses, and court officers as "Mr.," "Mrs.," "Miss," "Dr.," and etc. Do not use first names, except with children 14 years of age and younger.
  8. Do not talk at the same time as the court, opposing counsel, or witnesses.
  9. Racist, sexist, obscene, or profane language or gestures are prohibited, unless it is pertinent to a case, and is elicited and quoting from facts in the case.
  10. Do not enter and depart the courtroom excessively.
  11. Do nothing to disturb or distract the court, counsels, witnesses, or other court personnel.
  12. No weapons allowed in courtroom.
  13. Absolutely no cell phones or recording devices in courtroom.