Pro Se Litgants

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  1. Pro se litigants, like all attorneys appearing before the Court, are expected to adhere to the all procedural rules, including, but not limited to, the Federal Rules of Civil, Criminal, and Bankruptcy Procedure, the Local Rules of the Eastern District of Michigan, and Judge Murphy's Practice Guidelines.
  2. The Court does not give legal advice to any party and expects that pleadings and motions will be in appropriate form. Letters to the Court are neither pleadings nor motions and will be stricken. Definitions of and requirements for pleadings and motions are provided in Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 7 through 11, with other local requirements set forth at Local Rules 7.1 through 11.2.