Adults have a constitutional right to represent themselves in legal matters. "Pro se litigants" or "self-represented litigants" (SRLs) advocate on their own behalf before a court, instead of using the services of an attorney.
Judges and courts are not obligated to provide SRLs with extra help. Just like attorney-represented litigants, SRLs are expected to adhere to all court rules, to meet filing deadlines, and to understand relevant legal issues.
In this section you will find material designed to prepare non-attorneys represent themselves in legal matters.