Representing Oneself Without A Lawyer
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This category covers situations where a person represents oneself in court or hearings, as a Pro Se or self-represented litigant. This can cover resources, rights, and options for people representing themselves.
Plain-language guided to understanding commonly used legal words, terms, definitions, and other legal processes.
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Tips if you must handle your legal issue on your own without a lawyer. This document is strictly for informational purposes, it does not include legal advice.
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Service is the formal legal term for delivery of papers filed with the Court to the opposing party in a lawsuit. Service means that the proper legal officer gives the opposing party the paperwork that has been filed with the Court by the other side. This article outlines the various methods of service available in Louisiana and explains how each method works.