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Limited Scope Representation

Limited scope representation or "unbundled legal services" can be an affordable alternative to traditional representation.

General Information

Consumer Information on Limited Scope Representation

It is always best to have an attorney represent you. The standard model for handling legal disputes was to hire a lawyer to "take your case." The lawyer you hired took care of everything from drafting the initial demand letter, through court filings, and trial. This full service representation is time consuming for the attorney and therefore expensive for the client.

If you can't afford or do not want full representation, limited scope representation may be a good option to look into. In this model, you hire an attorney for assistance with a specific task involved in your case and you follow through, acting as your own attorney in court.

This concept is fairly new in Texas, so there are not many resources yet. This guide will be updated with additional consumer information as it becomes available.

Find Limited Scope Services

At this time, the Library is not aware of any comprehensive list of attorneys who offer limited scope/unbundled legal services in Texas. You may need to contact your local bar association or call around to different legal firms in your area to find an attorney who offers this type of arrangement.

Information for Attorneys on Limited Scope Representation

Articles in bar journals, section newsletters, and blogs can keep you up to date and provide practical applications. Here you will find a sampling of the articles on this topic. Copies of articles not available on the internet can be requested from the library's document delivery service.

These resources also provide information and training on unbundled legal services for attorneys: