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Representing Yourself in Federal Court (Pro Se)


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How to Start a New Lawsuit without an Attorney

How to Find an Attorney

If Named as a Defendant

Pro Se FAQ’s

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Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure: www.uscourts.gov/rules/newrules4.html

Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases: www.uscourts.gov/rules/newrules4.html

Rules Governing Section 2255 Proceedings: www.uscourts.gov/rules/newrules4.html

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure: www.uscourts.gov/rules/newrules4.html

United States Code: http://uscode.house.gov/

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SDNY Local Rules: www.nysd.uscourts.gov/courtrules.php

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