The Pro Se Helpdesk originated in 2018 as an in-person, at-the-courthouse program designed to provide assistance to pro se parties in attendance at hearings in bankruptcy court. In conjunction with the adoption of virtual hearings processes in 2020, the program converted to virtual formatting and continues to provide assistance via remote means. Volunteer attorneys staff the helpdesk to provide pro se parties with real-time information about courtroom procedures as well as basic legal and bankruptcy-specific principles. Attorneys participating with the helpdesk are also able to utilize the forum as an additional opportunity to help inform pro se individuals about available pro bono resources.
Please note that the Pro Se Helpdesk program does not presently operate on a regular schedule but targets particular court calendars where the greatest need for assistance is apparent. For more details about this program, for scheduling information, or to get involved as a volunteer attorney, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact attorney Peter Kelly at email@example.com.