Limited Scope Representation
Limited scope representation means that you and your attorney agree that you will perform some of the tasks associated with your case, and the attorney will perform others. For example, you may agree that you will gather the financial data while the attorney drafts the paperwork to be filed with the court. The attorney may coach you on how to prepare documents yourself or review documents you have drafted. The attorney may coach you on how to appear in court by yourself, or may handle only the most complicated parts of your case and give you advice on how to handle the simpler parts. The attorney may prepare the evidence which you will present at court. The attorney can also appear at court for one part of your case (the most difficult or technical) while you represent yourself on other simpler or less critical parts. The attorney then bills you only for the parts of the case the attorney handled.