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Spectators and others will be seated in the courtroom on a first-come first-served basis in seats that are provided behind the rail and shall conduct themselves in a manner that does not disrupt the court proceedings. The Court may require the spectators to remain in the courtroom until a recess or adjournment.

No persons except officers of the Court and duly authorized persons shall be permitted in front of the railing or bar of the common pleas courtroom.

There shall be no eating, drinking, or smoking in the courtroom unless permitted by the Court. Counsel, parties and all witnesses appearing in matters before the Court shall be appropriately attired - no shorts or tank tops.

ALL CELL PHONES, PAGES, PALM PILOTS, ETC. THAT MAY MAKE NOISE WHILE YOU ARE IN A HEARING MUST BE TURNED OFF.

Children should not be brought to the courtroom unless they are witnesses. There is little for children to do here, and they tend to become restless and noisy. Further, they should not be made part of your disputes.

Respect should be shown for the Judge, Magistrate, and the other parties or their attorney. You should not use offensive or profane words.

Any person violating theses provisions may be subject to a finding of contempt of court and punished appropriately and the violation may result in the continuance of the scheduled matter.