Basic Courthouse Questions:
What do I wear to court?
Do I meet you at the office or at the courthouse?
Where do I park at the courthouse?
Patti Higgins is Pat Dragga’s Legal Assistant. She has been with DHHW since 1986. Before coming to DHHW, she worked at the courthouse.
Although people wear just about everything, from nightclub to beach attire, the best choice is business-casual or business attire. Courtrooms can vary temperature-wise, so bringing a sweater or jacket is always a good idea. There will always be a security check when you enter the courthouse, with a metal detector, bag screening, and security will hold items not allowed in the courthouse. You are welcome to leave any belongings with our receptionist, which you can retrieve after your court appearance.
Our office is located one block from the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, marked “Judicial Center” and located at 50 Maryland Avenue. We have easy access parking in our building which you can enter from Rockville Pike (some may know the street as Hungerford Drive) or Middle Lane. When you have an appearance before the Montgomery County Circuit Court, we will ask you to meet us here and then make the short walk over to the courthouse. If you prefer to meet at the courthouse, you and your attorney should arrange this ahead of time and there is public parking on East Jefferson and Monroe Street and on Monroe Street in front of the theater.
Contributors: Patricia Higgins, Legal Assistant and Lindsay Parvis, Esquire, Partner.