PERSONS APPEARING WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY - PRO SE
Persons Appearing Without an Attorney--In Propria Persona. Any person who is representing himself or herself without an attorney must appear personally for such purpose and may not delegate that duty to any other person. While such person may seek outside assistance in preparing Court documents for filing, the person is expected to personally participate in all aspects of the litigation, including Court appearances. Persons appearing without attorneys are required to become familiar with and comply with all Local Rules of this District, as well as the Federal Rules of Civil and /or Criminal Procedure. In exceptional circumstances, the Court may modify these provisions to serve the ends of justice.