Understanding legal jargon: Pro se

To help readers who may have trouble with the legal jargon in court stories, Evening Sun reporter Mark Walters will be putting together a terms-you-need-to-know list. Every week, he’ll add a new word to the list, using articles to show how the word is used in a sentence. 

Today’s word

Pro se: When a person represents oneself as his/her own legal counsel.

When former assistant public defender William Scott Sandusky flied a lawsuit against the Adams County’s Public Defender’s Office,  Sandusky represented himself, making it a pro se civil suit. READ MORE

Have a piece of legal jargon you want Mark to address? Email him at mwalters@eveningsun.com. 

About Katy Petiford

Katy Petiford is the assistant metro editor at The Evening Sun. She's a journalist, content curator, actor, writer, University of Vermont alum, Harry Potter fan and cupcake enthusiast. Follow her at @kpetiford on Twitter.
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