Process: Limited Scope Representation
A. DESCRIPTION OF PROCESS:
Limited scope representation (sometimes referred to as “unbundling of legal services”) is a means by which a lawyer could help you with part of your case, while you do the rest of the case. You and the lawyer decide how much of your case you hire the lawyer to do or help you with. You can retain the lawyer to consult, to represent you for part of the case, or to research or do other tasks that lawyers normally do. There are some restrictions to limited scope representation as a result of the Civil Procedure Rules relating to “counsel of record”.
B. POSSIBLE ADVANTAGES:
The primary advantage of limited scope representation is cost. Since the legal services are being unbundled and some are being performed by the lawyer and some are being performed by the client, there should, in most cases, be in an overall cost saving to the client.
C. POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGES:
The primary disadvantage of limited scope representation is that the client may lack the expertise, knowledge and experience to properly carry out the tasks assigned to him or her.
D. HOW TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT:
You can set up an appointment by contacting our assistant, Josie, at 902-434-6181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our assistant, Josie, will explain to you the fees associated with an initial appointment. Fees for representation will be discussed with you at your initial appointment.
F. CLIENT INFORMATION FORM:
A Client Information Form is attached. Please fill out the form and provide it to my assistant, Josie, or bring it with you to your initial appointment.