Pro Se and Habeas Corpus
These matters are generally decided without oral argument. Notices, Orders, and Reports & Recommendations are mailed to those parties who are not e-filers. The court does not have funds to appoint counsel for unrepresented persons, but will consider appointment of pro bono counsel in appropriate cases. Pro se litigants are expected to adhere to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure insofar as possible. The court does not give legal advice to litigants and expects that pleadings will be in appropriate form. Letters to the court are not pleadings and will be returned. A Standing Order for the conduct of prisoner civil rights cases will be mailed by chambers after the case is referred for all pretrial proceedings.