Is Illinois Limited Scope Representation Ethical?
The State of Illinois’s authorization of Limited Scope Representation (LSR), recently amended in July of 2013, subjected it and many other states with similar provisions to much criticism early on concerning the ethics of LSR and the quality of legal services that clients with less than full service representation would receive. Many saw the unbundling of legal services as a potential for fragmented, diminished, and inferior quality in legal services for limited resource clients. But, in fact, LSR has actually expanded the rules of fair representation, given clients with limited resources a greater access to legal assistance by an attorney, and broadened the oversight by the courts in the provision of more affordable legal services through LSR.
If you or someone you know is in need of legal assistance and have limited financial resources to draw upon to cover full service attorney costs, you may consider retaining an attorney in an LSR arrangement. The attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry, & Associates, P.C. can assist you in determining the scope of legal representation you need in your case. We are well reputed in courtrooms throughout Illinois and treat every case affordably and expeditiously.
The Ethics Behind Limited Scope Representation
The same ethical and professional rules that govern full service representation also apply in limited scope representation. The attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. exercise the utmost integrity in helping you contract for the best legal services and representation to suit the successful outcome of your case. Not every case is well suited for partial lawyer representation, especially those which are likely to involve an aggressive and contentious set of filings and complaints from opposing counsel, such as in a contested divorce or custody battle.
Our attorneys will meet with you to discuss all the legal ramifications and possibilities that could be in play for your particular case. We will professionally assess the potential for limited scope representation as opposed to full service representation and use our best judgment and discretion in determining whether limited scope is appropriate for you. Our goal is to litigate your case fully where necessary, and guide you in your efforts to represent yourself where it is practical and feasible.
Contact Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. for LSR in Illinois
At Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. we believe every person has the right to the best legal representation possible. Since 1995, our success in providing high quality and aggressive legal representation for our client is built upon our respect for every client, attention to detail, and a commitment to resolving every case (whether through full service arrangement or limited scope representation) in the most favorable light possible. Contact us to discuss your case and see how we can provide you the most affordable legal options. We have two convenient offices locations, serving DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane Counties. No case is too case small or too big for our dedicated attorneys. Call (877) 889-4515 for a free initial consultation.