Frequently Asked Questions About Pro-Se Litigation
Are you faced with a court case and wondering if there is an alternative to paying a licensed attorney of law to represent you? Have you ever considered representing yourself? If so, here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about pro-se litigation.
What is pro-se litigation?
The word pro-se is Latin, and means “for oneself” or “on behalf of oneself.” Pro-se litigation means that you represent yourself in a court case, rather than hiring an attorney to represent you. Though the U.S. Constitution doesn’t explicitly discuss pro-se litigation, it is widely held that people have a right to represent themselves in court.
Do people actually do that?
Yes! In fact, the number of people representing themselves has increased so much in recent years, that courts across the nation are now offering online assistance and some self-file forms for those representing themselves. While these items are
What are some of the benefits of pro-se litigation?
The biggest benefit, of course, is in cost savings. Thousands of dollars worth of cost savings. In addition, representing yourself prevents you from dealing with the time consuming task of finding a lawyer to take your case and ensuring that the lawyer takes your case as seriously as you do.
Where do I turn for assistance?
While the court’s online assistance and self-file forms offer some help, it is very basic and not suitable for more complex cases. However, there is another option. By becoming an attorney of record and a member of ProAdvocate Group, you are able to utilize our techniques and procedures to increase your chance of winning your case. We will do all the legal research and prepare documents such as pleadings and appeals for you. All you need to do is sign them and mail them to the proper address.
Because our services are affordable and provided for just a one-time membership fee, you will be able to withstand a long case while the plaintiff runs out of money and loses his or her attorney representation. For more information on the benefits of becoming a member of ProAdvocate Group, contact us today.