Representing Yourself in Court

Self Help Legal Center

Video Links and Phone Numbers: 

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2. State Website –

3. Legal Service Phone Number – 1-800-869-0212

4. Public Library –

5. District F Phone Number – 1-800-910-4407

6. District F Website –


Representing yourself can seem like a scary task. But the state’s judiciary website lays out everything you need to know!

Judge Marianne Vorhees of the Delaware County, Ind., Circuit Court talks about some of the things people representing themselves in court should remember — along with common mistakes people make.

Free Legal Assistance

Can you not afford a lawyer? This website will lead you through steps to see if you qualify for free legal assistance. Judge Marianne Vorhees discusses access to the courts and the availability of legal assistance for those unable to afford counsel.

Are you Prepared for Court?

Are you getting ready for your day in court? Are you nervous that you’ll miss an important step? This document gives you a checklist to ensure that you are as prepared as possible.

Need Help?

Need to know what Court Staff can or can’t do for you? Take a look at this document for the answers.


Circuit Court Case Filing Fees:

How much will your case cost you to file? Click on this link to look at a breakdown of each case type.


Legal Advice Forum:

The Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic is an online forum and advice hotline where consumers can go and identify their civil legal issue and receive advice only on the matter. The advice hotline is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m at this number: 1-877-230-7521. It is advised that you call the line by 4 p.m. in order for them to have ample time to wrap up their conversation with you. You can also leave a voicemail on the line and get an answer within 72 hours or head to their online legal advice forum and submit a request, receiving a response within 72 hours.