Judge orders attorney to wear socks in courtroom

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. (AP) — An attorney who habitually appears in court without socks faces sanctions including possible fines if he shows up without them again in one eastern Indiana courtroom.

Blackford Circuit Judge Dean Young issued an Aug. 25 order directing attorney Todd Glickfield of Marion to wear appropriate business attire, including socks and a tie, in future proceedings in Young’s Hartford City courtroom.

Glickfield had appeared without socks in Young’s court on Aug. 22. The order says that during a break in proceedings, the court advised Glickfield that he wasn’t appropriately dressed as required by court rules, and that Glickfield replied, “I hate socks.”

The order also states Glickfield in the past had appeared in court without a tie and an open-collared shirt.

A message seeking comment was left Wednesday at Glickfield’s office.

WLFI.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus