New, simpler pro se eviction forms heading to Supreme Court

first_imgNew, simpler pro se eviction forms heading to Supreme Court Feb 07, 2020 Top Stories Simpler forms to help pro se parties in landlord/tenant eviction cases have been favorably reviewed by the Bar Board of Governors.The board at its January 31 meeting reviewed three forms prepared by the Civil Procedure Rules Committee at the request of the Supreme Court.The forms include:Form 1.923(a), which would be deleted and replaced by Form 7 and is an eviction summons form;Form 1.923(b), which includes a new Form 8 and informs the tenant of the requirement to file written defenses within 20 days if contesting the eviction; andNew Form 1947(b), which is an answer to eviction proceedings and is formatted “to be user friendly and help with greater access to justice for pro se parties.”The board recommended approval of the revised forms 40-0. They now go to the Supreme Court.last_img

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