As lawyers adapt to new technology, they may be wondering if the old rules around dress still apply.Read More »
Cintas Corporation v. National Labor Relations Board (MLW No. 59963/Case No. 09-1344/1518 – 17 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Murphy, J.) Where an employer was found to have violated the National Labor Relations Act by instructing employees to ...Read More »
Former Hollister Co. manager-in-training Lakettra Bennett said the store violated her religious rights by not exempting her from the store’s dress code, which, she maintained, required sales associates to wear clothing that was too revealing. But a federal jury said ...Read More »
Ally McBeal’s mark on the legal psyche remains strong seven years after the FOX television show left prime time. Several respondents in Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s first courtroom dress code survey mentioned the microskirted Boston barrister when voting thumbs up or ...
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It all started with the grandmother who showed up in a Springfield courtroom wearing a see-through mesh blouse and no bra. On another occasion, an attorney inadvertently exposed her bottom in a courtroom when she bent over. The Greene County Circuit Court is now the latest to consider a dress code. Missouri judges and attorneys cited difficulties setting rules for female lawyers’ attire, because there are no clear-cut standards equivalent to a coat and tie for men.Reader poll: Take our online poll on what you consider to be appropriate to wear in court. Where would you set the standard? Read More »