Limited Scope Representation
A Step-By-Step Approach to Legal Representation With Limitations
What is limited scope representation?
Limited scope representation is where we assist or represent clients on part of their case instead of handling their entire matters. It is allowed if it is reasonable and the clients understand and agree to the limited representation.
When Is Limited Scope Representation Reasonable?
Whether limited scope representation is reasonable will be based on several things including the complexity of the issues, the client’s capabilities, how far along the matter has developed, and more. These are all things we will discuss before confirming that limited scope representation is ideal for you.
Why Would You Choose to Provide Limited Scope Representation?
The choice is not necessarily ours. We could provide a recommendation, however. Limited scope representation may be ideal for clients who cannot afford to pay for our full representation. Providing limited scope representation is also a good strategy in some cases. For example, if the other person involved in the case learns that you have an attorney, they may feel threatened, intimidated, or betrayed. This might force them to hire their own attorney, or otherwise delay the resolution of the case. Additionally, sometimes people know how, or would prefer to, handle issues on their own, but they can’t because they do not have legal training and need some guidance, and that can be provided through limited scope representation.
What Are Examples of Services Provided During Limited Scope Representation?
Motion Drafting and Arguing
Legal Counseling and Advising
Organizing and Developing Evidence
Negotiating and Reviewing Settlements
Drafting, Reviewing, or Filing Legal Documents
Is There a Different Fee for Limited Scope Representation?
Yes. We charge lower and flat fees for limited scope representation.
Are Clients Who Receive Limited Scope Representation Treated Differently from Those Who Receive Full Representation?
Absolutely not. When a client entrusts us to assist with solving their problem(s) it is important for us to treat them with the same respect and commitment that we offer to all of our clients.