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Representing Yourself ("Pro Se")

The court is proud to host the
Federal Bar Association's Legal Clinic

The FBA's Legal Clinic remains open during these difficult times and telephone consultations may be scheduled by calling the numbers below.

Seattle
For an appointment call 206-267-7070
Tue - Thu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
More information (PDF)

Tacoma
For an appointment call 253-572-5134
Mon - Thu 9:00AM - 12:00PM &
1:15PM - 4:00PM
More information (PDF)

ECF Support

CM/ECF Training:
Click here for a list of available classes and registration information.

Important: This information is intended to assist individuals wishing to file a civil action in the United States District Court, Western District of Washington without an attorney, which is called appearing “pro se”. It cannot be a substitute for legal advice from an attorney.  You are strongly encouraged to seek legal counsel when filing or defending against a case in federal court.
 

Getting Started
The court expects you to review the following before filing with this court:

Filers are expected to be familiar with the following:

You are also expected to diligently pursue your case after you file it.

It is strongly encouraged that you review and use:

 

Registering for Electronic filing and Notice:

 

Tools to File:

  • How to E-File
    Review filing procedures, step-by-step manuals, helpful filing tools, and filing FAQs.

 

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