Then offering limited scope representation (LSR), also called unbundled legal services, may be for you.
Many CT residents cannot afford to hire a lawyer for a full representation, but can afford to hire a lawyer for part of a matter. The CT Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to reasonably limit the scope of a representation. For example, in some situations, a lawyer can unbundle their services and limit the scope of a representation to only
- Providing legal advice
- Drafting documents or pleadings without having to go to court
- Legal coaching, such as advising a client about how to introduce evidence or cross examine a witness
- Filing a limited appearance to attend a particular hearing
- Reviewing documents
- Providing a legal opinion
- Representing a client in a mediation or negotiation
- Preparing a client to testify or negotiate
Learn more about LSR below.