Pro Se

Pro se legal representation (/ˌproʊ ˈsiː/ or /ˌproʊ ˈseɪ/) means advocating on one's own behalf before a court, rather than being represented by a lawyer. This may occur in any court proceeding, whether one is the defendant or plaintiff in civil cases, and when one is a defendant in criminal cases. Pro se is a Latin phrase meaning "for oneself" or "on one's own behalf". This status is sometimes known as propria persona (abbreviated to "pro per"). In England and Wales the comparable status is that of "litigant in person".In the United States, many state court systems and the federal courts are experiencing an increasing proportion of pro se litigants.
Posts about Pro Se
  • Handling a Car Accident Claim That Was Unfairly Denied

    … in court before). What to do when a car accident claim is denied. While many people do not know what to do upon receipt of a denial letter, there are avenues available for you to pursue. The best course of action is to consult with a personal injury lawyer who has experience handling claims against this particular insurance company. The lawyer can…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 18 readers -
  • Why You Need a Lawyer to File Bankruptcy

    … Periodically, I witness hearings or meetings of creditors for cases that are filed Pro Se, meaning they were filed by an individual without an attorney. In the majority of these cases, it is clear that the case was filed incorrectly and that it will probably not be successful. The reason for this is simple: filing a bankruptcy case is not easy…

    Joshua Lawhorn/ Bond and Botes- 43 readers -
  • Do I Need An Attorney To File Bankruptcy?

    … While it is possible for a lay person to file bankruptcy without the help of a lawyer (this is called filing a bankruptcy ‘pro se’), it is not advised. Even simple bankruptcies are laden with required forms and deadlines, and failing to file the correct forms or to meet deadlines can result in the bankruptcy being dismissed without a discharge…

    Dove Bankruptcy Law- 29 readers -
  • Who Are the Parties to a Debt Collection Lawsuit?

    … better protect you than if you proceed self represented (called “pro se”). However, hiring a lawyer sometimes isn’t possible and sometimes just doesn’t make any economic sense. For example, when the lawyer will charge more than what the debt collector is trying to collect. THE DEBT COLLECTION ATTORNEY In every debt collection lawsuit the Plaintiff…

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 33 readers -
  • Send in the Clowns – Tax Protesters and Audit Defense

    … freedom case. (Although a federal appeals court judge, Posner was sitting as a trial court judge.) Hakeem El Bey is a pro se litigant charged with defrauding the IRS. Although he is entitled to counsel, El Bay chose to represent himself. Posner, however, ruled that El Bey would lose that right if he continues to argue “utterly irrelevant, patently…

    Due Diligence- 7 readers -
  • Will I Have to Appear In Court in a Debt Collection Lawsuit?

    … have a hard time getting off work or if you don’t have any paid time off. If you are a consumer who has hired a lawyer to defend you in a debt collection lawsuit, the only times you may have to go to court is if you are ordered to by the judge, subpoenaed by the debt collection attorney or if your lawyer needs you to testify as a witness. For all…

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 25 readers -