The right of self-representation in courts is well established in our judicial system. Federal and State courts authorize individuals to represent themselves in judicial proceedings without the assistance of a licensed attorney. This is commonly known as "Pro Se" litigation. 

The critical issue is that Pro Se litigants are not authorized to represent other persons or entities. Under Texas law, only licensed attorneys are authorized to represent the interest of others in judicial proceedings. The problem is that most matters in probate courts involve the interest of others. Therefore, you must be represented by an attorney if the purpose of your appearance in court is to represent others.

As a matter of policy, El Paso Probate Court doesn't permit "Pro Se" litigants to represent estates or other persons in most probate and guardianship cases.