By now, I have received printed copies of all of the Defendant’s filings, as well as a document titled “Notice to Pro Se Parties” issued by the local federal court. In this document, the court acknowledges our right to proceed pro se, then goes on to strongly encourage us to seek legal representation. It also provides us with links to the local court rules, and some online resources that might be helpful.
In addition to the rules for local procedure and evidence, it also introduces us to PACER, a way to access federal court documents online. The good news is, I now have online access to my case (unlike my case in Cherokee County), as well as every other federal court case in the nation. The bad news is, they charge a fee of $.08 per page displayed.
After doing a little research, it looks like I have 14 days to respond to the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss. This gives me until December 21st to reply. Time to get busy …
P.S. All of these documents have been uploaded to our Bank of America folder.