The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver (IAALS) recently released a new report highlighting key takeaways from a national 2021 conference on the benefits of unbundling legal services. You can read the report here.
In addition, the IAALS unveiled a resource center on its website, which will help consumers, lawyers, and courts get "how-to" information on promoting and utilizing unbundled legal services.
As the press release announcing these developments explains, "[u]nbundled legal services, or limited-scope representation, is one way that people who are unable to afford a lawyer—and would end up representing themselves in court—can still receive legal assistance in their case. While typically lawyers handle all aspects of a case from beginning to end, a lawyer providing unbundled legal services works on and charges for only certain legal tasks within the broader case, often based on what their clients can afford and need help with most. Unbundled legal services are becoming a more popular and less expensive way to help people get legal assistance, which usually leads to better legal outcomes than forgoing legal assistance altogether."