I have been chosen, after filling out a questionnaire, to appear for jury selection. I have no desire to influence whether or not I am chosen, but at the same time I wish to appear respectable. What would be considered appropriate attire for Jury Selection? I haven't had to wear a suit since my father's funeral, and haven't needed to wear anything more formal than jeans and a tee shirt other than for job interviews in the past decade.

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    Where are you located? Local customs may vary. In the US, you will usually find that the court's website addresses this question, and the answer is typically "business casual". Commented Jun 26, 2016 at 4:39
  • As an example, here is the web page for St Louis City where it says that jeans are ok, but shorts, tank tops and t-shirts are not. Commented Jun 26, 2016 at 14:04
  • Well, jury selection is kind of like a job interview...
    – gnasher729
    Commented Jun 27, 2016 at 10:08
  • Here in Canada, our head of state is Queen Elizabeth (of Britain). One person my sister knows has been up for jury duty several times, and always wears a t-shirt with a picture of HRH with a safety pin through her nose. He never gets picked.
    – user19474
    Commented Aug 26, 2016 at 22:56

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Formally the rules on jury service state that there is some local standard, typically business casual, on dress. I don't know of any legal authority that has enforced this attire requirement. So if this local rules requirement can actually be enforced is an open question.

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