Are you in a place where you going to be decorating a lawyer's office? If so, you are going to have a real challenge in front of you! There are a lot of choices to make when you are thinking about choosing the right furniture and when you report to someone who wants to make sure that their office looks just right, it can be something that is a little unnerving. Take some time to really figure out what you are doing before you jump right into it. Whether you a professional or you are someone who putting together someone's office on a budget, it is very important to be aware of the politics of the situation and to know what should go where. Though you should always trust your gut and though there are many different things that can go into making your lawyer's office a success, take some time and just a keep a few things in mind.
United States employers have the legal right to ask their employees to adhere to a dress code because they are private employers. As silly as it seems, your employer could conceivably fire you for wearing a hideous jacket. Similarly, laws have been upheld that are gender biased based on dress code. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Harper v. Blockbuster Entertainment of 1999 stated that the video rental chain could legally enforce male employees, but not female employees, to cut their long hair. However neither the federal government nor state governments are private employers, and courthouses are not private buildings.
We asked attorneys throughout the United States what it means when a lawyer says “Permission to treat the witness as hostile?” Several attorneys responded and our readers might find what they said interesting. We hope you enjoy their answers.