(a)(1) Required Information. Each party appearing pro se (i.e., self-represented without an attorney) must state on every pleading and other documents submitted to the court or filed with the County Clerk: (1) a telephone or message number, (2) a mailing address where materials may be sent to the party, (3) a physical address where service may be made on that party; and (4) their email address if the person has one. The designation of a post office box, mail stop, or the like shall not be sufficient. If the party cannot provide a physical address, then the party must provide a reasonable alternative to personal service, such as a fax number at which the party agrees to accept service.
(2) Notice to Opposing Parties. Each party appearing pro se (i.e., self-represented without an attorney) must deliver or mail to each opposing party or attorney a copy of every pleading or other document submitted to the court or filed with the county clerk in the same manner required of attorneys in the Civil Rules. All copies must contain the required information identified in subpart (a)(1) of this rule.
(3) Sanctions. The court on its own initiative or on motion of a party may order a party or counsel who uses these rules for purposes of delay or who fails to comply with these rules to pay terms or compensatory damages to any other party who has been harmed by the delay or the failure to comply. The court may condition a party’s right to participate further in the matter on compliance with terms of an order or ruling, including payment of an award to a party. Any such order or ruling may be reduced to judgment.
[Amended effective September 1, 1994; September 1, 2006; September 1, 2010, September 1, 2016.]