Federal courthouse open house attire

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theturkeyisfat
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Federal courthouse open house attire

Postby theturkeyisfat » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:01 pm

There's an event for law school students. Should I suit up or go business casual?

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Re: Federal courthouse open house attire

Postby seatown12 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:17 pm

I'd go business casual, its not like you're making an appearance. Maybe throw a jacket/tie in the back seat just in case if you're worried.

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Re: Federal courthouse open house attire

Postby Renzo » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:37 pm

I wouldn't set foot in a courthouse if I weren't in a suit.

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Re: Federal courthouse open house attire

Postby kalvano » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:15 pm

Especially federal. Lawyers are used to seeing people in suits. If you are slightly overdressed, it won't really be a big deal. if you are under-dressed, that will stand out.

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Re: Federal courthouse open house attire

Postby billyez » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:53 pm

I'd be rather shocked if there wasn't soemone you could contact about this or if the invitation didn't have some signal about the dress code. I'd still go in with a suit if you have no idea; you can dress down in the middle of event, but dressing up may be difficult. I've worked in courthouses that were more casual than others, but eh, no reason to take chances.

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Re: Federal courthouse open house attire

Postby seatown12 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:14 am

This is a networking event after business hours right?

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Re: Federal courthouse open house attire

Postby theturkeyisfat » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:30 am

i emailed earlier, and was told that students usually wear business attire or business casual. i'd rather wear business casual but don't want to be under dressed.

it's not a networking event, it's a morning "Open Courts" event where judges and clerks show you around and take questions.

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Re: Federal courthouse open house attire

Postby seatown12 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:37 am

nevermind then suit up, sorry

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Re: Federal courthouse open house attire

Postby theturkeyisfat » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:41 am

all right, suit it is. thanks for the advice y'all




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