Indigent Pro Se Law and Legal Definition
When a person appears in court and represents himself in a case without the help of a lawyer he is said to appear pro-se. Pro se is a Latin term meaning on ones own behalf. Litigants who cannot afford an attorney often appear pro se in courts. When an indigent person, or person who cannot afford to pay, appears in court on his own behalf he is called an indigent pro se. Indigency, or lack of ability to pay, is a legal reason for having certain required fees waived, being declared eligible for free services, or appointment of legal counsel.