Pro Se Litigants

Filing a lawsuit on your own behalf where you will represent yourself throughout every phase of the lawsuit constitutes proceeding PRO SE. This section of our website includes tools that are intended to provide a general reference and should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of professional legal counsel. These tools include a procedural guide, some form documents. There is also a copy of the administrative order which established this district's policy regarding the issuance of service of process in pro se cases. Please be sure to review this policy. Be advised that the Clerk and his employees are forbidden by law from giving you legal advice. Legal advice could be described, but is not limited to: offering interpretation of rules; recommending a course of action; predicting a judicial officer's decision and interpreting the meaning or effect of any court order or judgment.