“Unbundled services” is a term commonly used to refer to limited scope representation offered by attorneys.
An attorney who offers limited scope representation can provide affordable legal assistance by helping you with certain stages of your case, rather than handling your case from start to finish. For example, you can hire the attorney to make a court appearance, to assist in the preparation of specific documents for your case, to review and advise you on your actions and strategies during your case, or some combination of those examples.
Attorneys offer unbundled services in many different areas of law. Not all attorneys offer limited scope representation and not all attorneys who offer limited scope representation also offer full scope (beginning to end) representation. Unless you are certain that you will not need further assistance it is important, when hiring a limited scope attorney, that that attorney also provides full scope services. In the even that your care requires more services you do not want to have to hire a new attorney and pay them to get “up-to-speed” on your case before they can start representing you.
If you hire an attorney to perform limited scope work, the attorney will be responsible only for that specific segment of work that you have agreed to. The attorney will not be assuming responsibility for handling your case in its entirety. It is your responsibility, with the attorneys help, to make sure that you fully understand what parts of your case the attorney will and will not be responsible for.
At Bay Legal we provide limited scope services in many areas of the law including areas that are not represented on the website. Please contact us or book a free 20 minute appointment if you are considering any limited scope services.