Pro Se

As a small, family-owned process service and private investigation firm in Chicago, Prism CourtServe understands the challenges that come with representing yourself in court. Our legal services are designed to assist pro se litigants in navigating the legal system and achieving their desired outcomes.

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What Does Pro Se Mean?

Pro se is a Latin term meaning "for oneself." It refers to individuals who represent themselves in court without the assistance of an attorney. Pro se litigants may choose this route for a variety of reasons, including cost savings and a desire for greater control over their case.

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How We Play a Role in Pro Se

Prism CourtServe plays an important role in assisting pro se litigants in the legal process. We provide professional process services to ensure that all parties involved in a case are properly served with legal documents.

Our skip tracing services help locate individuals who may be difficult to find, and our court records experts can retrieve and file necessary documents on behalf of our clients.

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Reasons For Self-Representation

Financial limitations:

  • Inability to afford legal services

  • Fear of incurring high legal fees

  • Preference for spending limited resources elsewhere

Belief in personal ability to present case:

  • Confidence in understanding of legal issues and court procedures

  • Belief that they can better advocate for their own interests than a lawyer

Desire for greater control:

  • Preference for having complete control over their case

  • Belief that a lawyer may not have their best interests in mind

  • Desire for greater involvement in the legal process

It is important to carefully consider the decision to represent oneself in court and to weigh the benefits and challenges before proceeding with pro se representation. It may also be helpful to seek the guidance of a professional process service such as Prism CourtServe, who can provide support and assistance throughout the legal process.

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Why You Should Trust Prism CourtServe

At Prism CourtServe, we have more than 20 years of experience providing legal and investigative services in the Chicago metropolitan area. We are licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as a Private Detective Agency and are members of the National Association of Professional Process Servers and the Illinois Association of Professional Process Servers.

We take immense pride in the quality of our work and are dedicated to providing top-quality service to our clients.

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Q: How much do your legal services cost?

A: We offer free quotes for all of our legal services. Please contact us to discuss your needs and receive a quote.

Q: How do I know that my legal documents will be properly served?

A: At Prism CourtServe, we take diligent efforts to ensure that all parties involved in a case are properly served with legal documents. We provide notarized affidavits of service as proof of service.

Q: Can you help me locate someone who is difficult to find?

A: Yes, our skip tracing services can help locate individuals who may be difficult to find. Our experienced investigators use numerous investigative techniques to ensure that we are able to locate the person or persons you need for your case.