Is this an anti-government group?
No. To the contrary, we believe that we Americans have the best government ever constituted in the history of mankind. We are pro-constitutional-government, but anti-corrupt-government. We intend to non-violently exercise our rights to the fullest, and we expect our government to uphold our rights in our courts and government offices.
What does "pro se" mean?
You act "pro se" when you represent yourself in a legal matter without an attorney.
Is it hard to act pro se in a legal proceeding?
No. However, like anything worthwhile in life, no one should pursue a legal remedy or outcome that will affect their rights or families or assets without some research and a good base of knowledge about the "controlling law" of their case, and everyone has a responsibility to be prepared and to present their claims in an efficient manner.
Is acting pro se becoming more and more common these days?
Yes. Acting pro se is on the increase, big time! Wikipedia states:
"According to the National Center for State Courts 2006 report, in the United States, many state court systems and the federal courts are experiencing an increasing proportion of pro se litigants. Estimates of the pro se rate in family law overall averaged 67% in California, 73% in Florida's large counties, and 70% in some Wisconsin counties. In San Diego, for example, the number of divorce filings involving at least one pro se litigant rose from 46% in 1992 to 77% in 2000, in Florida from 66% in 1999 to 73% in 2001. California reports in 2001 that over 50% of family matters filings in custody and visitation are by pro se litigants. In the U.S. Federal Court system for the year 2013 approximately 27% of civil actions filed, 92% of prisoner petitions and 11% of non-prisoner petitions were filed by pro se litigants."
What is "unauthorized practice of law"?
The "practice" of law entails giving legal advice to clients for profit. The American Bar Association has a rule (Rule 5.5) prohibiting the unauthorized practice of law by lawyers in jurisdictions in which they are not licensed to practice. Educating our members on the laws and how to exercise their rights under them is not "practicing" the law. Neither the Alliance nor its members will be rendering specific legal advice to individuals, and therefore any rules or laws pertaining to the "unauthorized practice of law" do not apply to us.
Is "Parental Alienation" a crime?
Yes. In many states, Parental Alienation is not only child abuse, but each act by a parent to alienate the other parent is also considered an act of domestic violence.
For example: In Colorado, according to C.R.S. § 18-6-401(7)(A)(V): "When a person acts knowingly or recklessly and the child abuse results in any injury other than serious bodily injury, it is a class 1 misdemeanor..."; and according to C.R.S. § 18-6-701: "(1) Any person who induces, aids, or encourages a child to violate any federal or state law, municipal or county ordinance, or court order commits contributing to the delinquency of a minor. For the purposes of this section, the term "child" means any person under the age of eighteen years. (2) Contributing to the delinquency of a minor is a class 4 felony."
And according to C.R.S. § 18-6-800.3: "(1) "Domestic violence" means an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. "Domestic violence" also includes any other crime against a person, or against property, including an animal, or any municipal ordinance violation against a person, or against property, including an animal, when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed against a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship."
In Colorado, there are likely thousands of children who are victims of this form of child abuse, thousands of parents who victims of this form of domestic violence, and thousands of victims who have been deprived of their right to investigations by CPS and local law enforcement, their right to prosecution of the alienators to the fullest extent of the law, and their right to money damages for their injuries.
Is Pro Se Alliance a nonprofit organization?
Yes! Even better: On September 2, 2015, Pro Se Alliance was approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) Public Charity! Now, your donations are tax-deductible!
Please help spread the word about our cause and tell your friends and relatives that their contributions will go a long way at Pro Se Alliance.