Legal Memorandum: Pro Se Litigants and Procedural Rules

Issue: Under New Jersey law, are pro se litigants excused from compliance with procedural rules?

Area of Law: Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Pro se litigants; Procedural rules; Compliance
Jurisdiction: New Jersey
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 09/01/2006

Procedural rules are not abrogated for pro se litigants.  TA s "Tuckey v. Harleysville Ins. Co., 236 N.J. Super 221," c 1 l "Tuckey v. Harleysville Ins. Co., 236 N.J. Super 221 (App. Div. 1989)"Tuckey v. Harleysville Ins. Co., 236 N.J. Super 221, 224 (App. Div. 1989) (“Litigants are free to represent themselves if they so choose, but in exercising that choice they must understand that they are required to follow accepted rules of procedure promulgated by the Supreme Court to guarantee an orderly process.  Such litigants are also presumed to know, and are required to follow, the statutory law of this case.”).


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