This site has been designed to teach you what it means to represent yourself in a civil lawsuit and how to file your civil lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Please take some time to become familiar with our Self Representation Center. You will find the tools you need to file your case and represent yourself in a lawsuit.
You have the right to file a case without an attorney's help. This is known as "representing yourself" or "proceeding pro se." If you are representing yourself, the judge will still expect you to state your complaints clearly, to meet all of your deadlines and follow the rules. If you choose to represent yourself, it is very important that you learn how to file your case in federal court. This web site will assist you so that you can make an informed decision on whether or not you should represent yourself. If you decide to do so, this website will take you step by step through the procedures for filing your case, and will help you to manage your case after it has been filed.
If you have a disability and need special accommodations during your visit to our courthouse, please contact your local clerk's office. Click here to read more about our Services to Persons with Communication Disabilities.
Local Rule 16.3 governs mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in this district
Have you completed mediation or ADR? Click here to complete the ADR report form.
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