Prepare to dress professionally. This means coat and tie for male
attorneys and professional skirt/blouse for female attorneys.
Witnesses should at least wear "Sunday/Go to Meetin'" clothes: shirt
and tie for boys, dress and or nice pants outfit for girls.
Nobody should be wearing athletic socks or tennis shoes.
Everybody should have their hair done neatly and all of their clothing
tucked in. Yes, gentlemen, this means your pants need to be up to
It is perfectly acceptable to borrow clothing and maybe have to wear
things that don't quite fit right as long as they are the right kind of
clothes and you are wearing them respectfully.
1-2 paragraphs covering everything you are going to say in direct
tetstimony. You cannot say it in direct testimony if it is not in
your witness statement. Your statement needs to cover everything
to at least A and B detail.
A Detail: I had 3 classes with the defendant in 10th grade.
B Detail: In those classes he frequently talked to Person A about
unAmerican topics X., Y, and Z.
C Detail: Specific quotes and things that were said by the defendant