Self-Representation Guide

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The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (the “Court”) welcomes those individuals who wish to assert their right to file bankruptcy without the services of an attorney.

You may hear this process referred to as “pro se” (pronounced like “pro say”), which is a Latin adjective meaning “for self.” Pro se filers are individuals who represent themselves in cases without a lawyer in a court proceeding. The attached Guide is for individuals who are considering whether to file a consumer bankruptcy case without legal assistance.