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pro per

adj. short for "propria persona," which is Latin for "for oneself," usually applied to a person who represents himself/herself in a lawsuit rather than have an attorney. (See: in pro per, in propria persona, propria persona)

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In between those attorneys, he's gone pro per, changed his mind and then gotten another attorney.
The statewide task force, made up of judges, court officers and other legal experts, will study how to ease access to court services for self-represented litigants, known in legalese as pro per or pro se litigants.
Civil courts see the lion's share of pro per cases because, unlike criminal proceedings, civil litigants are not entitled to public representation.
The courts will not protect our rights if we act in pro per.
These people, who would rather represent themselves pro per than hire an attorney, showed up in the past two weeks with questions on conservatorship, collections and other civil matters.
On one day recently, as I left the courthouse at noon the hallway outside Department C was still jammed with clients and pro per litigants.
and Ventura County Pro Per Clinic, which provides legal advice to county residents.
Since joining the Pro Per Family Law Clinic last fall, Fulkerson has found volunteer work so fulfilling he plans to do it forever.
I think somebody felt sorry for him because he was pro per.