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Gowns will be mandatory for Czech defense counsels

In Law, Life on February 9, 2010 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , ,

So far a suit is enough.

But quite soon thousands of Czech attorneys, defence counsels etc. will have to wear gowns in courtrooms. They will be blue and they will be mandatory in criminal proceedings or before the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court and the Supreme Administrative Court, the Aktualne.cz news server wrote.

The new regulation according to which the gowns will become mandatory was okayed by the Parliament and the Constitutional Court. The court recently dismissed a petition of a certain lawyer according to whom the “dress code” was illegal. The justices also commented that an attorney, if wearing a gown, will respect their profession and the case more – i.e. they will do their job better…

According to the news server, Czech(oslovak) defense attorneys used to wear gowns in the past: between 1904 and 1948.

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