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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.

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Asking The Court For A Fee Delayer Application - In Forma Pauper (IFP)

This information covers how to ask the court for a fee delayer application. If you cannot afford to pay the court costs due to your financial situation, you have the right to file in forma pauperis (IFP) without paying those fees. However, it’s important to understand that simply filing an affidavit with the court does not automatically grant you IFP status. The court will review your situation and determine if you qualify for IFP based on your poverty and lack of means.

Common Legal Words, Terms, Definitions, And Processes

Plain-language guide to understanding commonly used legal words, terms, definitions, and other legal processes.

Papers In Your Civil Court Case: Words You Should Know

You may come across some of these words in court. This presentation is based on a resource created with the Pro Se Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee.

Representing Yourself In Court: Your Rights And Responsibilities

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.

Rescheduling Or Delaying A Court Proceeding - Motion For Continuance

This resource covers information about a motion for continuance, which is a formal request to reschedule or delay a court proceeding to a future date. This includes a self-represented litigant form to prepare and file when you need a motion for continuance in a family court case.

Understanding Legal Service Of Process

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.

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