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Unbundled Services Consultation Only

In an Unbundled Services or Consultation Only relationship, the attorney is engaged by individuals representing themselves in litigation to give legal advice about various steps in the case. The attorneys written engagement agreement with the self represented client provides that the attorney will not be the attorney of record in the case, that court appearances, calendaring, filing of papers, meeting at deadlines, and all other responsibilities that counsel of record normally would do, are the client’s responsibility.

The attorney’s engagement is limited to that of a law consultant who will advise the client on matters only as the client requests, and to assist in or draft papers that the client will sign and file. The attorney also may keep track of the case and its deadlines. All documents are prepared with the client appearing as a self-represented party.

The purpose of such agreement is to provide clients with the legal advice necessary to navigate their Family Law case as a self represented party. This is attractive to some clients who desire to keep control of their case or do not have the financial capacity to hire an attorney for a Full Service Representation.

I was recently involved in a difficult lawsuit with multiple layers of complexity and emotional distress. Linda Tavis was methodical in her approach, thorough in her research and incredibly well-organzied throughout the discovery and trial process. For the entirety of the litigation, I was kept informed and always made to feel confident in the outcome of my case, while remaining completely realistic about my options. Linda did an excellent job representing me in all aspects. I would recommend her to anyone who requires an attorney who is tenacious and provides a high level of service.
Jane C.