Dress is part of the Courtroom drama

Gretchen Neels, an etiquette and dress standards specialist (and friend), discusses in today’s Wall Street Journal how important dress is both in the courtroom drama as well as in gaining the respect of clients.

Casual day (turned into casual all the time by many) really doesn’t have a place in the minds of many traditional law firms. And we’re seeing a move back to traditional dressing standards. Only in certain areas of practice is it appropriate to dress "down." Otherwise, what Mom told us, "dress for success," really is true.

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