Your Guide to Embarrassment-Free Gowning
For many of us, the gown is a one-time affair, strapped on haphazardly with the assistance of equally befuddled classmates at the Call to the Bar ceremony.
For barristers, though, the gown is a literal weight on our shoulders when taking a client’s cause before a judge. It is the only companion that will be with us in each and every major challenge in our careers. It is a symbolic link in the unbroken chain of legal tradition and precedent spanning back to the very origins of the common law and the development of the rights we cherish as a people and a society.
It is also just weird as hell, and no one ever tells you what all the doohickeys are for.
Thus, for the benefit of new and occasional barristers nationwide, JUST. presents a comprehensive guide to not embarrassing yourself in court regalia.
About the Authors
Jeremy Martin, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP.
Andrea Sanche, Ricketts, Harris LLP.