Are you familiar with the concept of Limited Scope Representation?
LSR is also referred to as Limited Legal Services or Unbundled Legal Services. The ABA refers to it as the provision of legal services. Please review the excerpts below for insight into how to best position your practice so that you can compete in todays dynamic and shifting legal services climate.
Keep in mind the area of law you practice and even the jurisdiction may effect your ability to incorporate unbundled services into your practice. Best wishes and continued success.
- LegalMatch Marketing Management Team
Limited Scope Representation
"The trick is to combine the value of a service from a lawyer which includes accountability plus legal advice and guidance with the faster, cheaper, and more convenient approach that LegalZoom offers consumers. Adopting a "limited legal service" approach for some classes of consumers enables the lawyer to provide a service that is much more valuable that the service offered by LegalZoom and at a price point that is affordable." (1)
"An alternative solution to the do-it-yourself approach is the provision of limited legal services, or “unbundled” legal services by the lawyer. Some law firms have been providing unbundled legal services for many years, but most solo and small firm practitioner still do not offer limited legal services. As a result solos and small firm practitioners continue to lose market share to LegalZoom and other non-lawyer companies, such as legal document preparers....Offering limited legal services besides full service representation is one strategy that lawyers are successfully using the reach this latent market and expand their revenue base." (2)
(1) Granat, R. (2014, August 5). Directlaw.com Company Blog - Developments in Virtual Lawyering. Retrieved October 16, 2014, from http://info.directlaw.com/blog-1/bid/185173/DirectLaw-Can-Help-You-Compete-Against-LegalZoom
(2) Granat, R. (2014, January 1). The Opportunity of Unbundling Legal Services to Your Practice. Retrieved October 16, 2014, from http://info.directlaw.com/blog-1/bid/185173/DirectLaw-Can-Help-You-Compete-Against-LegalZoom