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Judge asks lawyers to get out of bed and dress appropriately to work online

April 17, 2020

A United States judge regretted the attitude of some lawyers during the videoconferences and called on them to dress appropriately to work from home.

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Judge asks lawyers to get out of bed and dress appropriately to work onlineJudge asks lawyers to get out of bed and dress appropriately to work online

Working from home may seem more relaxed, but there are some who take some excesses. Such is the case of some lawyers in the United States, who have connected to work from their bed or even have attended shirtless online work video conferences.

This was revealed by a letter sent by Dennis Bailey , an elder magistrate from Broward, Florida, who hereby asked attorneys to get out of bed and dress “appropriately” for court hearings held virtually during the confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is remarkable how many lawyers appear inappropriately on camera. We have seen many attorneys in casual shirts and blouses, not caring about their appearance.”

Dennis Bailey

The message was also for lawyers resting in the Florida sun while working. “Putting on a beach liner will not cover up that you are in a bathing suit by the pool,” he added, urging lawyers to show professionalism.

The courts since March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the Broward court system has held around 1,200 virtual hearings, involving about 14,000 people.

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