(b) By Individuals

Pro se parties must appear personally, declaring their pro se status in their initial filing or in a notice of appearance. The words "pro se" shall follow a party's signature on all filings in the same case. A pro se party may not authorize another person who is not a member of the bar of this court to appear on his or her behalf. This includes a spouse or relative and any other party on the same side who is not represented by an attorney.