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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". – Nate Eldredge Jun 26 '16 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. – Alan Shutko Jun 26 '16 at 14:04
  • Well, jury selection is kind of like a job interview... – gnasher729 Jun 27 '16 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 Aug 26 '16 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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