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9 Jan, 2018

Pro se filing at the Supreme Court

2019-03-18T18:47:13+00:00January 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Pro se is a legal term that comes from Latin, denoting “for oneself, or on one’s own behalf.” It means that an individual is representing him- or her-self in court, by choice, without the help of an attorney. Given the state of our economy and the rising costs of legal representation, it should come as no [...]

25 May, 2016

Resources Every Pro Se Litigant Needs

2019-03-18T18:47:21+00:00May 25th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

When a litigant proceeds without legal counsel, they are said to be proceeding "pro se” or “on one’s own behalf.”  While the task of representing one’s own interests can be daunting, advancements in technology and transparency have made legal research easier than ever.  Much of the pertinent information, once only available to legal professionals from [...]

2 Jul, 2015

Legal Writing Tips: Preparing a Cert. Petition

2019-03-18T18:47:26+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This post is designed to assist attorneys and pro se petitioners filing a booklet format petition in the United States Supreme Court.  A copy of the Court’s Rules, which establish the procedures that must be followed, is available here.  Be sure to read the following sections carefully: Rules 10-14 (Petitioning for certiorari) Rule 29 (Filing [...]

31 Mar, 2015

Pro Se Litigation Shouldn’t Be A Drawback

2019-03-18T18:47:29+00:00March 31st, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

Pro se is a legal term that comes from Latin, meaning "for oneself, on one's own behalf." It basically means that an individual is representing him- or herself in court by choice without the help of an attorney. People may choose to represent themselves in court for a variety of reasons. Some want to avoid [...]