At a Glance
"Limited Scope Representation" refers to the concept of a lawyer agreeing with a client to handle only some part(s) of the client's legal matter. The term "unbundling" is sometimes used to refer to this method of client service.
Limited Scope Representation is linked to the Self-Represented Litigation movement, because the flipside to a lawyer handlng only some aspects of a client's larger case is that the client will handle other aspects of their case.
- ABA Pro se/Unbundling Resource Center, including:
- ABA White Paper analyzing state unbundling rules
- Handbook on Limited Scope Legal Assistance - ABA Section of Litigation
- Model Code of Judicial Conduct Provisions on Self-Represented Litigants (Self-Represented Litigation Network)
- Modest Means Task Force of Colorado Bar Ass'n, 2013 Report - includes unbundling as part of solution to serving modest-means clients.
- Toolkit from the Colorado ATJ Commission: Successful Business Planning: Representing the Moderate Income Client: includes forms, spreadsheets, ethics and practical information
- Washington State Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) program - training non-lawyers to provide limited advice/legal assistance.