It's not entirely clear whether the target is attorneys or all women who show up in court (including witnesses and defendants). One quoted sentence suggests that the "code" would apply to attorneys, but it hardly seems likely that attorneys would show up in court wearing sundresses, miniskirts or sweatpants, or, for that matter, their male counterparts would show up wearing shorts or tank tops. Attorneys are drilled in law school to choose proper "professional" attire -- this is usually not something that comes from the courts. So I would be somewhat surprised if he's really targeting attorneys. The other point is that the screed is going to be in a newsletter. That hardly sounds like a formal dress code. There is reason to be concerned, however. First, he compares the courtroom to a church. This might be natural for a retired chaplain, but he really should put a sock into that one. And, no matter how sexist his preferences may sound (for all we know he considers knee-length skirt to be "revealing"), the usual advice for lawyers is to cater to judges' whims or risk antagonizing them -- unless, of course, the judge gets sanctioned by some oversight institution.