In response to a growing tide of pro se litigants in federal courts -- particularly in employment and certain types of civil rights lawsuits -- legal centers in at least three districts have been set up to provide services and advice to parties who represent themselves in civil cases. The newest center opened on March 5 at a federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Last year, a similar one opened in the federal courthouse in San Francisco.
Federal Courts React to Tide of Pro Se Litigants
The National Law Journal
March 9, 2009