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Filing Without an Attorney

Electronic Pro Se

Self Help – Document Preparation Program

This program is not intended to be a substitute for an attorney or to provide you legal advice.
This program is designed to help you fill out the following documents you intend to file with the Court:

  • Private Pro Se Complaint (Non-Prisoner)
  • Petition Under 28 U.S.C. 2254 For a Writ Of Habeas Corpus By a Person In State Custody Pursuant to a Judgment of Sentence
  • Motion Under 28 U.S.C. 2255 to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct a Sentence by a Person In Federal Custody
  • Petition Under 28 U.S.C. 2241 for a Writ of Habeas Corpus
  • Prisoner pro se complaint

Pro Se Manual
Pro Se Guide

Reference Materials     

Attorney Handbook
CM/ECF Policies and Procedures
CM/ECF User Manual
Federal Public Defender's Office - Western District of Pennsylvania
Motions Practice and Brief Writing
    for Attorneys Appearing in the Western District of Pennsylvania
Sentencing Commission
Understanding the Federal Courts
United States Code