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Pro se legal representation ( or ) comes from Latin pro se, meaning "for oneself" or "on behalf of themselves", which in modern law means to argue on one's own behalf in a legal proceeding as a defendant or plaintiff in civil cases or a defendant in criminal cases.
This status is sometimes known as propria persona (abbreviated to "pro per"). In England and Wales the comparable status is that of "litigant in person".

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    FVRO Final Hearing Prep. Self represented applicant. Any tips on how to open and close fast?

    Hi All, I have an interim FVRO on my partners ex wife and she has objected to it which was expected. The final hearing is next month and I have no idea how to present my case or where to start. It has been almost 4 years of absolute hell and although I have the FVRO, she has still been abusing...
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    NSW How to Serve papers on to the respondent when you self represent?

    Good afternoon, What easy suggestions may you have for how to serve court documents to the other party when your self representing? This relates to a brand new application being actioned by the “applicant” to serve on the “respondent” directly.
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    VIC Address for Service if self-represented and in hiding

    How does the Federal Circuit Court deal with self-represented family law litigants that are in hiding from their partners? Getting legal aid is impossible, and finding anyone that doesn't know my ex is proving shockingly impossible. I'm homeless and at my wits end, as a result of their...
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    WA Starting property case, self representing

    Hi everyone I've been separated from my wife for 16 months (she kicked me out of family home), and have tried to start negotiations a few times, to no avail. Most recently she replied with she wants effectively 95% of our assets. I then tried to get her to come to mediation but she called them...
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    QLD Mother won’t comply with parenting plan. Next steps???

    Hi everyone, So basically the mother of my 2 1/2yr old step daughter will not comply with the parenting plan. She has now officially broken it twice and tried to break it once before but ended up backing out. Keep in mind we have only gotten this parenting plan done in October and had 2 others...
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    NSW Self Represented - Extension for filing affidavits

    I'm writing on behalf of my brother who I am helping with a 2 year running custody case based on mum wanting to relocate (Kids are 9 and 11). Hearings due end of February and we can't afford a lawyer anymore so brother will self-represent, he's been denied legal aid. We need: 1. An extension...
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    QLD Seperation, property settlement, caveat

    Hello to all, I've been reading this forum and am impressed with the quality of responses and the generosity of time members provide to others. I would like to hire and pay one of you for a day rather than the numerous solicitors I've been making enquiries on who don't really seem to be...
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    Misuse of a carriage service qld HELP

    I need some help / advise- I am about to face a criminal charge I have being; misuse of a carriage service causing menace harassment and bullying.... The “victim” has since contacted me on several occasions and I have screen shots of the messages, telephone call logs and even one- being a...
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    NSW Plea with CDPP as self-represented?

    Is it possible to put forward a plea to the CDPP over a criminal charge relating to a Centrelink Debt. My teenage son has been very sick in intensive care for Bacterial Meningitisfor 5 weeks and is coming home tomorrow. I don't get much actual mail, my bills are electronic and my other son put...
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    Procedural Help, WASC, Case Management

    Hi, I am a self-represented (no other choice $) defendant in a case to be heard under Section 129C of the Transfer of Land Act 1893, I am defending an easement that the servient owner wants extinguished. My question is procedural, we are still at the case management conference stage, the...