Proceeding Pro Se

The words “pro se” come from a Latin phrase meaning “on behalf of oneself.” If you are representing yourself in a court case without the assistance of an attorney, you are proceeding pro se. This is also sometimes referred to as self representation.

These resources are designed to assist you if you wish to file pro se in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. If you are representing yourself, the Judge will still expect you to state your complaints clearly, to meet all your deadlines and follow the rules. Failure to do so may result in your case being dismissed. If you choose to proceed pro se, it is very important that you familiarize yourself with all local rules, procedures, and guides.

Find a Lawyer

If you are looking for a lawyer and do not know where to start, the Oklahoma Bar Association maintains a directory of legal resources, especially for low or no-cost legal assistance.

Oklahoma Bar Association Legal Services

Resources for Proceeding Pro Se

Pro Se (Non-prisoner) Guide

Service Packet (coming soon)

Glossary of Legal Terms

Federal Tickets / Central Violations Bureau

Questions and Answers