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What does “pro se” mean?

Bankruptcy Court FAQ

Last Reviewed: Tue, Apr 27, 2021

If you're filing for bankruptcy without the help of an attorney, follow all links that use the term "pro se." "Pro se" (pronounced 'pro-SAY') is the Latin term for people handling their own legal matters without a lawyer.

Many courts (as if to make things harder for non-lawyers) provide information for such persons by using this Latin term, rather than plain-English. The more service-oriented courts labeled such information with links like "Filing without an attorney." Courts that aren't as helpful tend to hide such information behind a link called "pro se information" or "pro se filers."


Bankruptcy Court FAQ
Legal Consumer - Bakersfield, CALaw. Jurisdictional relevance: The content of this article pertains to all US states and counties.