Representing yourself in court means you take responsibility for the tasks that a lawyer would otherwise do for you.

People who represent themselves are known as Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs).

We have information and guides to help you start or defend a civil proceeding, appeal a decision or request a judicial review.

Our guides have information on:

  • which part of the Supreme Court hears your type of case
  • what it means to represent yourself
  • Court fees you may need to pay
  • stages in the Court process
  • forms you need to complete
  • documents you need to provide; and
  • where to get more information and support.

More information, including videos, resources, FAQs and information in other languages is available to help you understand Court processes.

The Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator may also be able to provide you with assistance.