Rules of Court Decorum




The following Rules of Decorum shall apply and govern all proceedings before the Municipal Court of the City of Luling in the County of Caldwell, Texas.

Formal Opening: The session of the Court begins with an announcement by the Bailiff, Clerk, or other officer of the court and requires all in the courtroom to rise as the Judge takes the bench.

All parties shall be prompt in arriving for Court and in attending to Court business.

All persons entering the Municipal Court building are subject to search of their person and/or belongings.

Courtroom Conduct:  the following are prohibited:

  • All electronic devices are to be turned off (e.g., phones, tablets, laptops, game players)
  • Recording devices
  • Cameras
  • Wearing hats, caps, or sunglasses in the courtroom
  • Food or beverages
  • Talking loudly/loud noises
  • Gestures, facial expressions, or sounds indicating approval or disapproval
  • Inappropriate attire (e.g., shorts, cut-offs, tank tops, midriff tops, visible undergarments)
  • Slouching in chair or sleeping

Any persons committing any violation of proper decorum or conduct may be removed from the courtroom and/or building.  Egregious disregard for the dignity of the Court may be held in contempt of Court at the discretion of the judge.

By Order of Presiding Judge, City of Luling Municipal Court:

Hon. Bonnie Townsend