GENERAL COURTROOM DECORUM IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAMILY LAW COURT
CA RULES OF COURT RULE 3.42 INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT
Persons in the courtroom or appearing in court by remote video must not talk, read papers,
chew gum, eat, smoke, vape, or use a cell phone, or other electronic device not related to the hearing
while court is in session. Persons appearing by remote video must take reasonable steps to avoid
distracting background noises and activity while court is in session.
3.43 INAPPROPRIATE DRESS
Persons in the courtroom or appearing in court by remote video may not dress in an
inappropriate manner so as to be distracting to others of usual sensibilities.
Attorneys appearing in court in person or by remote video should be dressed in accordance
with current customs for appropriate business attire.
These rules apply in all divorce and custody cases.