Unbundled legal services (also known as limited representation) can be a cost-effective way to obtain advice from an attorney without full representation in court. This type of representation provides the client with some control over the costs of litigation because the attorney’s services are provided on an as-needed basis. Examples of limited representation include, but are not limited to:
- Consultation and case evaluation
- Assistance in completing court-approved forms
- Drafting of court papers or briefs
- Representation at mediation
- Representation at a single court hearing
- Negotiation of settlement agreements
Oftentimes in unbundled cases, the client will remain the point of contact for the court, and thus required to stay on top of what occurs in the client’s case. Also, if the client chooses to participate without full representation, the client will be bound to the same rules of civil procedure as licensed attorneys. Of course, if the client determines that full representation is needed the attorney can agree to enter a formal appearance in the case at any time.
Limited representation may not make sense for complicated or highly contentious court matters. If you are interested in unbundled legal services you should speak with an attorney.
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