Truth About Unbundled Legal Services

The ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, in its 2009 An Analysis of Rules that Allow Lawyers to Serve Pro Se Litigants, noted that the vast majority of litigants in domestic relations courts are now appearing pro se. State-specific data shows that pro se litigation in other areas of civil law is increasing. The Committee concluded that limited attorney assistance could benefit not only the pro se litigants, but the court system as well, and the market for advice, document preparation and even limited advocacy is clearly significant. Still, many attorneys and consumers alike remain uncertain about unbundled legal services. Presented by Total Attorneys.