Information For Parties Without Counsel (Pro Se Litigant)
If you are representing yourself without the benefit of an attorney, you are known as a PRO SE LITIGANT. Pro Se is a Latin term meaning "for oneself."
To assist you, we have written a booklet Filing Your Lawsuit In Federal Court which answers questions most frequently asked by individuals filing their own lawsuit.
As a pro se litigant, you enjoy every right entitled to you under the law. However, pro se litigants are expected to follow/abide by the rules that govern the practice of law in the Federal Courts. Pro Se Litigants should be familiar with the following:
Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure
An additional resource of common legal phrases and definitions is published by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.