Limited-scope representation is when you and a lawyer agree that the lawyer will handle some parts of your case and you will handle others. This is different from more traditional arrangements between lawyers and clients where a lawyer is hired to provide legal services on all aspects of a case, from start to finish. Limited-scope representation is sometimes called “unbundling”.
This is a great way to keep costs down, and get the most value for your money. Doing the simpler aspects of your case yourself, and relying on the lawyer in limited scope to assist only where you need it.
Not all legal issues require full service representation. With limited scope engagements you choose what aspects of your case you want to complete on your own, and what specific tasks you wish to employ an attorney to assist you with. This could be something as common as drafting a demand letter or preparing your complaint to be filed in an action where you will be representing yourself. You may not want to spend the money for a full service representation because the amount of money in controversy does not warrant the expense, but you still want to be sure that you file the correct documents with the court.
If you find yourself in a position where you are unsure of the best way ahead, or what your exposure is a consultation paired with an opinion letter may be your most cost effective option. Ibrahim and Daugherty Law offers services in limited scope to review relevant source documentation, and deliver an opinion to you for a flat rate so that you know what your best options are, and how much exposure your situation has. Flat rate options are available for this limited scope service.
Often people will find themselves in a position that can be solved be a factually correct demand letter from an attorney. Instead of you arguing with the adverse party, we can review the relevant source documents, and deliver a demand letter that outlines your specific legal position and desired resolution. Flat rate options are available for this limited scope service as well.