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Law Offices of Amy R. Turos.

In this article, you will learn…

  • What services can be provided to you under limited scope representation,
  • How to determine what duties will be owed to you under limited scope representation,
  • What makes limited scope representation legal in the state of Ohio.

What Duties Does My Attorney Owe Me Under Limited Scope Representation?

The duties owed to you under limited scope representation will vary based upon the case and your specific needs. A checklist will be provided to you to see what services you need, which can include…

  • Legal advice,
  • Help with strategy,
  • Document preparation,
  • Drafting court forms or pleadings,
  • Form or pleadings review,
  • Assistance with correspondence between you and the other lawyer,
  • Filings or getting the other party served,
  • Investigation and discovery,
  • Finding witnesses,
  • Issuing subpoenas,
  • Negotiations,
  • Trial preparation,
  • Drafting or responding to motions,
  • Preparing arguments or outlining witness testimony,
  • Representation in court appearances.

This checklist helps you to consider all of the aspects of your case and what you may need assistance with moving forward. Once you have narrowed down your needs, you can then determine how much involvement is going to be required. For instance, if you need representation in court, you would need to determine if that will be on an ongoing basis or just once at a trial.

Can Someone Hire You On A Limited Basis And Then Hire You For Full Representation As Their Case Becomes More Complex?

You can hire an attorney on a limited basis and then retain them for full representation as your case becomes more complex by signing another fee agreement. This allows you and your attorney to have a complete understanding of what full representation means and what your attorney’s rights and responsibilities are to you.

It is important to always have clear communication between you and your attorney. When the scope of your legal needs changes, you need to have that change in services reflected in a new fee agreement and a retainer needs to be paid.

Is Limited Scope Legal Representation Or Unbundled Legal Services Approved By The Ohio State Bar Association?

Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, which was published on July 1, 2018, allows the practice of Limited Scope legal representation. The Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct permit lawyers to limit the scope of their appearance provided that:

  • It is reasonable under the circumstances
  • The parameters of the representation are clearly communicated in writing, and
  • The limited scope is agreed upon by the client and the lawyer.

In What Practice Areas Does Your Firm Provide Limited Scope Representation?

The practice areas our firm provides limited scope representation are…

  • Probate,
  • Estate planning,
  • Domestic relations and family law,
  • Real estate, and
  • Personal injury.

For more information on Duties Under Limited Scope Representation, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (330) 222-3898 today.

Amy Turos, Esq.

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