Before you file your answer, or as soon as you can, copy the heading of the law suit against you and then add the following:
NOTICE OF APPEARANCE
TO THE CLERK OF THE ABOVE COURT:
You will please enter our appearance of record Pro Se as Defendants in the above styled cause.
Dated this _______ Day of _______________, 2010
John Doe Public
Mary Doe Public
Certificate of Service
The undersigned certifies that a copy of the foregoing was served by U.S. Mail to XXXXXXXX X XXXXXXXX, P.A., Address ____________________________, Date: _____________________
Attorney for Plaintiff
Name of Defendant
Make three copies of the first page.
Make one copy of the second page.
Sign the second page in blue ink.
Copy the signed page twice.
Staple the original signed page to one of the first pages, this will be filed in the Court records.
Staple the copies of the signed page to the other two first pages. The clerk will stamp these to show you filed the original.
Mail one of the stamped copies to the plaintiff's attorney.
Keep the second copy for your records to show the judge you have a right to speak at all future hearings and trial.
The above is only sugestion. It is not an attempt to practice law. It is not an attempt to give legal advice. It is only a form to be used and modified by thge public. The same form can be arranged to be used in Federal bankruptcy proceedings and with the bankruptcy file a notice of appearance if need be. Ask. Make sure you are not going to be prohibited from speaking in court if you have not filed a notice of appearance. Call the judicial assistant to the judge and ask her or him.
Lit gant, a person who had to run between two rows of men who beat him with clubs.
In Hillsborough County Court Pro Se get beat by the hammers of the judges and the plaintiff attorney club.