How Should I Present Myself at My Virtual Hearing?

When your matter is calendared for a virtual hearing, you may think of many questions.  One of the more important questions, that is often overlooked, is “How do I present myself?”

You read that right! Thinking about how you will need to present yourself is just as important as how you will represent yourself. Presentation is key in these situations, even if you have your own attorney.

How hard can it be? It’s just a Microsoft Teams meeting, right? Sure, but if you are sitting back with your hands behind your head and your feet on the table, everyone else attending that meeting will think that you don’t care about your case.

While you don’t want to seem too relaxed, you also don’t want to loom over the camera either. You should sit up straight, but in center frame so you don’t take up the entire screen. Make sure you are looking straight ahead so that the Court knows you are alert and taking the matter seriously.

You do not want to appear fidgety, so try to keep your hands out of the screen frame in case you tap your fingers or play with a pen. We would recommend that you also refrain from shaking your legs so that the camera and your body don’t look like they are shaking.

Keep your facial expressions in mind! Rolling your eyes, yawning, and smirking are all things to avoid during your virtual hearing. Other parties, especially the Judge, will be paying attention to those details.

It is easy to feel overwhelmed with a hearing pending, especially with so many little details to think about. It’s okay to ask for help, and Wolf & Shore Law Group is here for you!

With over 20 years of combined experience, Attorneys Kristen Wolf & Shari-Lynn Cuomo Shore can assist you as necessary. They are here to help make things easier for you, not harder. If we represent you, we can prepare you for your hearing and will be logged on to represent you, and to keep you at ease.

Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at info@wolfandshorelaw.com.

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