advocating on one's own
behalf before a court, rather
than being represented by a
right of a party to a legal action to represent his or her own cause
has long been recognized in the United States, and even predates the
ratification of the Constitution."
These so-called "pro se" civil actions
are inexpensive for the common person, but remain
very expensive to the corporate entities that must hire
a team of lawyers to defend their interests. This
mismatch in cost structure, is a great equalizer between
the money and power of corporate entities, and the common
So how can an individual with no legal training fight
against a team of experienced lawyers? By joining
together with other like-minded individuals, and using
the power of the Internet to learn, grow, and collaborate.
This website has been setup to do exactly that,
and is a result of a pro se
lawsuit filed against Bank of
America by Jay
While the outcome of his case is
still pending, one thing
is certain -- the results of Jay's
case will help the next person who
files. Just as Jay based his
case on those that had gone before
him, so too will the next batch of
lawsuits incorporate his results into
If you'd like to keep up with Jay's
progress in the courts, please
subscribe to his blog, "Adventures of a Pro Se Litigant."
If you'd like to learn more, please send
a blank email to ProSeActionfirstname.lastname@example.org
and join the discussions. There you can
view all of the steps Jay took to
prepare his case, ask questions,
collaborate with others,
and even get
a copy of all of Jay's filings.
If you'd like to file your own lawsuit, you can also
the same resources Jay did ...
Start here: Pro
Se Civil Guidebook, then ...
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