New ABA Book Helps Lawyers Offer Limited Scope Services to Clients
CHICAGO, March 26, 2012 – In this rapidly changing economic and legal climate, lawyers are seeking new methods for delivering their services efficiently and effectively while attracting new types of clients. For many firms, limited scope representation—also known as à la carte or unbundled legal services—may be the solution. A new release from the American Bar Association, Limited Scope Legal Services: Unbundling and the Self-Help Client, is the only book available on the topic.
The book provides lawyers of all types—from solo to big law—with practical, tested solutions for setting up unbundling practices in their firms. This book offers everything lawyers need to get started with limited scope services, including:
- A step-by-step checklist for implementation,
- Tips for unbundling in various practice areas,
- An overview of ethics concerns and guidance for avoiding malpractice risk,
- Best practices for billing and marketing,
- Guidance about using technology to unbundle legal services,
- Case studies from a variety of firms,
- Sample limited scope agreements,
- Advice about creating and building your brand.
Author Stephanie L. Kimbro is owner of Kimbro Legal Services LLC, a web-based virtual law office that provides legal services in North Carolina. Kimbro also is the author of Virtual Law Practice, also published by the ABA Law Practice Management Section.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
Title: Limited Scope Legal Services: Unbundling and the Self-Help Client
Publisher: ABA Law Practice Management Section
Product Code: 5110740
Size: 7 × 10
Orders: 800.285.2221 or www.ShopABA.org
Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an e-mail to Lindsay Dawson at Lindsay.Dawson@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tearsheets or a copy for our files to Lindsay Dawson, American Bar Association, Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.