Unbundling Resource Center

Unbundling, or limited scope representation, is an alternative to traditional, full-service representation. Instead of handling every task in a matter from start to finish, the lawyer handles only certain parts and the client remains responsible for the others. It is like an à la carte menu for legal services, where:

  • Clients get just the advice and services they need and therefore pay a more affordable overall fee;
  • Lawyers expand their client base by reaching those who cannot afford full-service representation but have the means for some services; and
  • Courts benefit from greater efficiency when otherwise self-represented litigants receive some counsel.


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Lawyers' Use of and Attitudes
Toward Unbundling
- Results from a 2017 ABA Survey -

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