Parties without an attorney
The resources provided on this web page are designed to provide information to debtors proceeding in bankruptcy court without an attorney, also known as proceeding "pro se"). When filing a bankruptcy case, you must follow all applicable local and federal bankruptcy rules. Representing yourself in a bankruptcy case is allowed; however, the process can be complex and many self-represented debtors often do not obtain the relief they seek because they are unfamiliar with the requirements of the court including rigid deadlines to submit certain required information. Information contained herein is given as a general overview of the bankruptcy process and should not be relied upon for your individual circumstances or taken as legal advice. Consult an attorney to discuss your particular circumstances. You can obtain information about the bankruptcy process and requirements, as well as how to obtain legal assistance, by using the resources provided below. If you are considering filing bankruptcy or have already done so, you may also wish to consult the Court’s Frequently Asked Questions webpage webpage, which contains general information for all debtors and specific information for debtors filing without an attorney.
If you filed a bankruptcy case without an attorney, please take a moment to complete this survey designed to improve customer service to parties filing without an attorney. You may access this survey by clicking on this link.
Pro Se Clinic
South Carolina Legal Services conducts monthly clinics for unrepresented individuals who have recently filed bankruptcy or who are considering filing. You may schedule an appointment to meet with a representative from Legal Services by calling 803-765-5436 (Ask for Sharon or Novetta) . Please see the information below for dates and locations of upcoming clinics.
J. Bratton Davis Courthouse, 1100 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201
North Charleston - South Carolina Legal Services
2803 Carner Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405