A litigant or party representing themselves in court, without an attorney, is referred to as being “Pro Se”. The term Pro Se comes from Latin and means “for oneself” or “on one’s own behalf”. Pro Se is also sometimes referred to as propria persona (abbreviated as”pro per”).
“Pro Se” parties are required to comply with all law and rules of procedure, just as an attorney would. Some courts restrict the filings and access of Pro Se individuals and require them to follow specific procedures that deviate from than those of an attorney.