WHAT IS LIMITED SCOPE REPRESENTATION?
Limited Scope Representation is where a party and a lawyer agree that the lawyer will handle some, more complicated, issues of the party’s case and the party will handle others. This is different from traditional full-service arrangements where the lawyer is retained to provide legal services on all aspects of a case, from start to finish.
We recognize that clients may have financial constraints, so at Ashtari, Ghorban & Hanson, LLP, we offer clients the option of a limited scope representation to make it possible for them to select a specific level of representation that best meets their needs to resolve their difficult or complex issues.
EXAMPLES OF LIMITED SCOPE ARRANGEMENTS
Limited scope representation or unbundled legal services means we will represent you only for that portion of your case in ways you request. For example:
- Legal assistance to ensure that you are accurately completing the legal paperwork and properly serving and filing the documents.
- Legal and strategic advice on how to prepare and represent yourself in court.
- Drafting a custody or parenting plan that you and the other parent have already agreed upon.
- Representing you on certain issues in your case (such as child support or custody) while you do the rest.
- Representing you as the attorney of record only at a certain hearing.
HOW DOES LIMITED SCOPE REPRESENTATION WORK?
During the initial consultation, the client inquires of the attorney if and how Limited Scope Representation may work in their case. The client and attorney discuss the most critical aspect(s) of the case, which areas the client believes an attorney will be needed, and which areas the client can handle alone. The attorney may be able to perform the designated task for a flat fee or an hourly fee.