Dress/Conduct Code - ZOOM

Virtual courtrooms are no different than a courtroom inside a courthouse.  All attire and conduct that are observed at the courthouse are observed online.  Please see below for attire/conduct policies for appearing virtually.


All persons present in the courtroom shall be clean, neat, and dressed in a manner that shows dignity and respect for the court.

Appropriate Attire Includes:

  • No Hats
  • No Pajamas
  • No clothing with offensive language or pictures depicted


Appropriate Conduct Includes:

  • Video is required to use virtual court.  Turn on your camera when it is your turn to see the judge if it is not turned on.  If you do not have access to a webcam or camera for  a zoom hearing contact the court for alternatives.
  • Be punctual - If you are late, you will not be checked in from the waiting room.
  • DO NOT connect and talk to the judge while operating a vehicle.  If you are in a vehicle you need to pull over and be stopped.
  • Rename your profile name with your first and last name.
  • Sit upright and pay attention.  Do not walk around while attempting to talk to the judge as this makes it difficult to hear and is a distraction to other participants.
  • Remain on mute until it is your time to speak to the judge or a clerk is asking you questions.
  • No profane or offensive language.
  • Email any proof (insurance, drivers safety documents, registration) you may want to show the judge to fbcourts@farmersbranchtx.gov while you wait so it can be prepared when it is your turn.
Attire and conduct in the Zoom room will be enforced by the meeting hosts under the authority of the presiding judge.  A failure to conform to these standards will result in being removed from the Zoom room.  Violators will not receive credit for appearing and a warrant can be issued for your arrest.  The court reserves the right to change or amend these rules at any time.