Most people who choose to represent themselves are either not able to afford a lawyer or want to exercise their legal rights and represent themselves. This page provides information to assist you in deciding how to manage your dispute.
Serving your court documents on other parties is an important part of your case. It makes sure that all parties to a case have all the documents that they need to prepare their case. Different types of documents may require you to serve the other party in a certain way.
The Court can make a final order against you if you do not file documents within time limits, such as a notice of appearance or a defence. This is called a default judgment. If a default judgment has been made against you, you can apply to have it set aside so you can defend the case.
Before your case goes to trial there are pre-trial steps that you will need to take to make sure your case is ready for trial.
This page provides information about the types of court hearings you will have before you get to trial.