Not every self-represented litigant needs a Case Manager. But when you’re in real litigation — in a knock-down drag-out fight for something valuable — you need to get up to speed, get people to help, and get it together. Tools, training, and community: that’s Case Manager.
When you represent yourself in court a second or third time, there are some things you know for sure. Early decisions on strategy are helpful. Good legal research will come in handy. Staying organized is critical. And time is of the essence. You need a case management solution designed for pro se litigants.
The last thing you feel like doing after you discover you’re being sued is to figure out what to do. We’ve done the work for you. Starting with doing nothing for at least a day to get your emotions in check, here are 9 things to do when you have been served with a civil complaint. These steps are geared toward gaining the time you need to level the playing field and prepare a proper defense.