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What is a limited scope retainer?

A limited scope retainer is a contract for unbundled legal services. It spells out the specific legal services for which the client is retaining a lawyer to complete. The lawyer may charge the client on a block fee or hourly basis. The retainer agreement is tailored to meet the legal needs of each client and is typically completed over a short period of time. Once all tasks in the retainer are completed, the client is required to enter into a new limited scope retainer for further work on the file.... MORE »

What are unbundled legal services?

Unbundled legal services are legal services provided by a lawyer on an as-needed basis. Traditionally, a lawyer is retained to provide full legal representation from start to finish. Unbundled legal service is an alternative to the traditional model.

Rather than retaining a lawyer to provide full legal representation with their entire case, a client retains a lawyer to complete only certain parts of their case. The client remains responsible for all other parts, and the lawyer’s involvement ends when the retainer is satisfied, even if the client’s case is not finished.

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