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Federal Court Pro Se Assistance Program

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The Federal Court Pro Se Assistance Program allows those who are representing themselves in a Federal Court matter and are financially eligible to speak with a volunteer attorney about their case. The Pro Se Assistance Program allows clients to sit down with an attorney and receive advice; please note that it does not afford clients with representation.


Some of the services provided may include:

  • Clarifying legal issues
  • Advising whether to commence a lawsuit
  • How to respond to being sued
  • Explaining pro se forms to clients
  • Outlining  procedural requirements

Federal Court Pro Se Assistance Program Operating Hours: 

In-person Wednesdays between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at 2 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY located within the public entrance to the Clerk’s Office on the Second Floor.

For up to date information about the PSAP check the WDNY Court’s website:

For more information about representing yourself in Federal Court, please see Pro Se Assistance Program.

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