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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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    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...
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    QLD How to prepare basic response to appeal as self-represented?

    Hi. We have to respond by this Friday in an appeal. The applicant (father) is mentally sick, and was awarded zero time, zero rights, zero responsibility. His appeal cites 55 errors and is just a rant, a misguided paranoid litany of abstract nonsense. We refuse to waste another cent having sunk...