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Do I write my legal documents in 1st person when talking about myself if I represent myself? I, me, my.. or should I just write Defendant, like in 3rd person? Response: You should address yourself as the Defendant after you have introduced yourself. Using "I," "Me," and "MY," can be confusing when describing events. See example below: "Now comes (_Your Name), the Defendant, in the above-captioned action and responds to the Plaintiff’s Complaint as follows: 1. The Defendant does not have sufficient information to deny or admit to allegations in Paragraph 1"