Recent studies suggest that many potential clients are not able to afford the retainer and/or fees typically charged by lawyers for full representation.

Limited scope representation (LSR) or unbundled legal services can make legal representation an affordable alternative for individuals who might otherwise represent themselves. Offering LSR, or unbundled legal services, for individuals of modest means can create an expanded revenue stream for attorneys.

 

Are you an attorney using a limited scope representation (LSR) business model?

We want to hear from you. We want to learn from you. Email the CBA State of the Legal Profession Task Force Revising Ethics Rules Subcommittee at LSR@ctbar.org to share your experience.
 
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National and International Resources

California

 5.425. Limited scope representation; application of rules
California Rules of Court Rule

Family Law Limited Scope Representation Risk Management Materials
California Commission on Access to Justice

General Civil Limited Scope Representation Risk Management Materials
California Commission on Access to Justice

Equal Access Ethical Issues – Limited Scope Representation/Unbundling
California Judicial Council Website

An Ethics Primer on Limited Scope Representation
The State Bar of California Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct


Thank you to M. Sue Talia of the Limited Representation Committee of the California Commission on Access to Justice for providing these reources