Pro Se Litigation – Libraries

May 24, 2016

This week we’re talking about pro se litigation – i.e., representing yourself. Yesterday I suggested you can minimize disadvantages you may have by not having a lawyer if you believe in yourself. Today we’re going to talk a little more about what resources you do have.

Probably the first thing you should do is learn your way around the law library in your county or district. It is usually located at the courthouse. If you happen to live near a law school, the school will often have its own law library, though the courthouse library will generally have information more specific to your jurisdiction. Don’t underestimate your regular public library, either. And of course, no matter which kind of library you use, don’t be afraid to ask for help from the librarian to find what you need – that’s what s/he is there for.