|For guidance on “do it yourself” litigation, see Courtroom5.com.
— Judge Richard A. Posner, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (retired)
People who never lodge their claim or respond to a complaint lose 100% of the time. Courtroom5 makes it easier to handle civil litigation without a lawyer — starting with filing or responding to a complaint. Our litigation platform helps you craft a case strategy, choose each next step, and execute those steps effectively.
Representing yourself effectively
Courtroom5 walks you through every step of the civil claims process, from start to finish. You will:
- quickly build the skills you need to represent yourself in court;
- maintain an online record of each party’s filings in the case;
- assemble your motions logically using guided legal templates;
- find statutes, cases and rules to support your arguments;
- plan and execute a strategy, schedule your work and track progress;
- collect and organize evidence to always be ready for trial;
- track expenses to get your costs paid when you win;
- get advice and encouragement from other pro se litigants;
- and much more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this work on my type of case?
We can’t help with criminal cases, or traffic tickets or evictions. We’re not set up to service appeals, and we don’t offer fill-in-the-blank forms. Other than that, we’ve got you covered. Our members have divorce and custody cases, foreclosures, debt, probate matters, anything that relies on rules of procedure.
What if I have more than one case?
We strongly recommend a separate Courtroom5 profile for each case. But you’ll only need one membership. Set up your busiest case in the profile that comes with your membership. When you’re ready to manage another case, let us know and we’ll create a separate profile for it. (Limitations apply.)
Is there anything to install or download?
Courtroom5’s litigation platform runs securely in your web browser wherever you have an Internet connection. There’s nothing to install or download on your computer or other device. It works with all modern browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. We process your subscription automatically with your chosen payment method, and you can update your billing preferences at any time.
Will the price change later?
Your monthly membership fee is set in stone when you join Courtroom5, and it stays the same for the entire life of your membership. However, rates may be higher for members who join in the future.
Is my personal information secure?
The security of your data is our #1 priority. We know how sensitive court records can be, so your privacy is guaranteed.
Your Courtroom5 account is maintained under 256-bit secure socket layer (SSL) encryption at an address known only by you. It is delivered only through an SSL-encrypted Internet connection. All files are stored securely behind an industry-leading firewall, protected from malware intrusion and unauthorized transmission.
Rest assured that no one sees your data without logging in to your Courtroom5 account with your secret login credentials.
What happens to my data when I cancel?
Cancel your subscription at any time by clicking the ‘Cancel’ button on your account dashboard.
Your subscription ends at the end of the billing period, and you won’t be charged again. At that time, we safely and securely delete your files and other data from our servers to ensure your privacy.
Are there any cancellation fees or long-term commitments?
No and no. A Courtroom5 subscription is month-to-month, and you may cancel at any time. There are no termination fees or other charges.
Can I get a refund if I don’t like it?
You may cancel your monthly subscription through your account at any time, but we cannot issue refunds for the days left on your subscription, or for previous periods.