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Legal Information: Representing Yourself

Guide to forms and legal information at Mesa County Libraries and on the internet.

Helpful Documents About Representing Yourself

Representing yourself is also known as pro se. This is the definition from Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary:
Pro Se (proh say): A Latin phrase meaning "for oneself" or "on one's own behalf." This phrase describes a party to a lawsuit who represents himself or herself, without a lawyer. It is used in some states in place of in pro per (or in propria persona) and has the same meaning.

What you Need to Know About Representing Yourself in Court A brochure produced as a customer service by the Pro Se and Customer Service Committees of the Colorado Judicial Branch.

Representing Yourself Guidelines - United States District Court - District of Colorado

Pro Se Resources - U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado

Colorado Federal Pro Se Assistance Project - Offered by the Colorado Bar Association

Self-Represented Litigant Coordinators-From Colorado Courts Self Help Centers

Library Materials on Pro Se Representation