services are asking how they can be more involved with their legal matter in an effort to reduce
the overall cost of litigation and attorneys’ fees.
Michigan Rules Governing the Scope of Representation
Under the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.2 covers the Scope of
Representation. Rule 1.2(b) states, “A lawyer may limit the objectives of the representation if
the client consents after consultation.”
with the client or by the terms under which the lawyer's services are made available to
the client. For example, a retainer may be for a specifically defined purpose.”
Defining a limited scope of legal services is referred to as the “unbundling” of legal services.
This “a la carte” approach to legal services is increasingly being offered to help make legal
counseling more accessible and affordable.
the market forces of today require a more affordable option for many clients. In addition, with
increased access to information on the Internet, sophisticated clients may wish to handle some
of their legal needs themselves, with their attorney merely counseling them on the law and legal
procedure rather than providing full representation. This unbundling of services offers an
affordable option in which the attorney and the client agree upon a limited scope of service that
is affordable to the client and allows them access to the law at a cost that is within their budget.
counseling that is limited in scope, contact Yeaster Legal pllc to see if unbundled legal services
may be an option for you.
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