Pro Se Chicago's Weblog


This page and other pages herein may refer to certain legal concepts or principles. These concepts or principles are primarily based upon what we believe to be the law in the State Of Illinois. Laws of other states may differ. The law in Illinois and other states is in a constant state of change. Therefore for these and other reasons the information and opinions expressed in these are not intended and should not be taken as legal opinions to be relied upon in any way by those who read these articles.

To come to a legal conclusion relative to anything contained herein could seriously prejudice the rights of the reader.

The documents posted here and interpretation of law here are copied, modified for your use, and understood at your own risk. This site does not give legal advice, but does provide educational material. Anything you copy modify and sign, you are taking full ownership of and are attesting to the fact that you understand what you wrote, have reviewed all case law therein, and have used any material from this site solely with the understanding that no one who writes here is an attorney, an expert on law, or providing a legal opinion for an individual. Those who write on this site assist those litigating ONLY for educational purposes, for moral support, and in the interest of encouraging all litigants to stand up for their rights.

If the reader has a legal problem relative to any of the matters discussed in this article or on this web site he or she SHOULD SEEK ADVICE FROM A LICENSED ATTORNEY either directly or through their local bar association or legal aid.

We encourage people to represent themselves, only if they have taken the time to thoroughly read the law, read related cases (you can go to courts and ask  to see files that are  public record), witness similar cases as a spectator in the gallery of a courtroom, and found a good attorney specializing in the area of law related to the litigation, whom will provide advice at an hourly fee and who agrees to review your pleadings, again for an hourly fee.

It is difficult to litigate pro se (also called pro per or self-representation) because the plaintiff or defendant is emotionally invested and may have difficulty making essential difficult and non-emotional rational decisions due to the emotional strain.  Good Luck if you try!

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