Unbundled legal services are commonly known as “limited scope” or “discrete” representation arrangements. The idea is that the lawyer and her client agree to limit the lawyer’s work on a particular matter to a specific set of tasks (and, correspondingly, not the other tasks that might normally be included in that kind of representation.) Online form and document preparation services are flourishing, the number of lawyers keeps growing, and the number of people representing themselves keeps multiplying. Coupled with the public’s perception that lawyers are “too expensive,” unbundled legal services has proven to be an attractive offering for some clients and some lawyers. You can read more about unbundled legal services on Lawyerist right here.
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