Pro se means you have chosen to proceed without the assistance of an attorney. If you are not sure you want to represent yourself, you can contact the Florida Bar's Lawyer Referral Service to consult with an attorney. For more information on what a Self Help program can provide, please check the Self Help Section on the Florida Courts website.
You are not required to have an attorney in this process, but only an attorney can give legal advice. If you choose to proceed without an attorney, at any time in your case you can opt to hire one.
Please note that the Code of Judicial Conduct forbids the judges of the Eighth Judicial Circuit to discuss pending cases with the public. Please do not call the Court expecting to speak with a judge about any case. The Court is only allowed to consider arguments made in court, and in documents filed by actual parties to the case. They cannot ethically read or consider any other opinions or arguments about the case, and they are not allowed to give legal advice.
If you require the services of a foreign language or sign language interpreter for court, please contact Court Interpreting.
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