Traditional legal representation typically involves representing a client from the start of a legal matter through its resolution. Depending on the circumstances, this may or may not best serve the client’s needs. If a client seeks to lower legal costs or desires to have more control over his or her legal matter, retaining a lawyer for transaction specific services or unbundled legal services may be a preferred option.
These services provided include:
- Reviewing decision-making options
- Providing legal advice in a specific matter without full representation
- Providing legal research on a specific topic
- Drafting legal documents
- Drafting legal agreements that have been arrived at through mediation or through independent discussions between parties
- Reviewing mediated agreements drafted by either a mediator or an attorney
- Assisting a client while they participate in mediation
- Negotiating and/or evaluating a settlement
- Coaching while a client represents themselves
When hired to perform a specific, unbundled legal task, I work with clients to determine their specific needs, develop an affordable fee structure and clearly allocate between us responsibilities for getting the job done. It is a client-centered approach to providing representation that is limited in scope, but not limited in quality.