Being Pro Se

Jan 6, 2008

If you don’t have a lawyer, you are pro se (“for oneself”). Being pro se means you are your own lawyer. You are expected to follow all court rules and procedures. You must be informed and prepared. Being uninformed and unprepared may cause you irreparable harm. Check out your court rules and look for help at your local self help desk. Consider finding a lawyer for the limited purpose of reviewing papers or coaching you through the process.