Taking Limited Representation to the Limits: The Efficacy of Using Unbundled Legal Services in Domestic-Relations Matters Involving Litigation

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Taking Limited Representation to the Limits: The Efficacy of Using Unbundled Legal Services in Domestic-Relations Matters Involving Litigation

Description

The use of unbundled legal services is nothing new in this country, and it is often preferable to no representation at all. The Model Rules of Professional Conduct expressly permit attorneys to provide limited representation to their clients. Domestic-relations attorneys, in particular, have tried to ease the burden on litigants by offering unbundled legal services. However, the use of unbundled services in domestic-relations matters has caused difficulties for litigants, attorneys, and the courts. For these domestic-relations cases in particular, full service representation is crucial. To provide full satisfaction for their clients and to fulfill their ethical duty, domestic-relations attorneys must provide complete representation.

Creator

Michele N. Struffolino

Publisher

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics, St. Mary's University School of Law

Date

2012

Contributor

St. Mary's University School of Law

Rights

Copyright to author Michele N. Struffolino

Relation

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics

Format

RFC3778

Language

English, en-US

Type

Text

Identifier

STMU_StMarysJLegalMalpracticeAndEthics_v02i1p0166_Struffolino_Final.pdf

Files

STMU_StMarysJLegalMalpracticeAndEthics_v02i1p0166_Struffolino_Final.pdf

Citation

Michele N. Struffolino, “Taking Limited Representation to the Limits: The Efficacy of Using Unbundled Legal Services in Domestic-Relations Matters Involving Litigation,” St. Mary's Law Digital Repository, accessed August 16, 2017, http://lawspace.stmarytx.edu/item/STMU_StMarysJLegalMalpracticeAndEthics_v02i1p0166_Struffolino_Final.pdf.

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