Limited Scope Representation and Mediation
Limited Scope Representation (LSR) is a way for a person to be able to afford legal help by limiting the amount of work an attorney does for them. This is also known as ”unbundled services.” In a limited scope arrangement, the attorney and client agree that the attorney will only do a certain list of things for the client.
LSR is an economical way to offer certain services at a set rate for clients who only need legal help with a portion of their case. We can provide competent legal advice based on your individual needs, such as drafting the appropriate documents, reviewing a proposed agreement, or reviewing a file and providing a legal opinion.
Mediation is essentially a negotiation facilitated by a neutral third party. Unlike arbitration, which is a process of Alternative Dispute Resolution somewhat similar to a trial, mediation doesn't involve decision making by the neutral third party. Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures can be initiated by the parties or compelled by legislation, the courts, or contractual terms.
Five Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Mediation
- You should not agree to any settlement without advice from an attorney who represents you and your interests.
- The mediator is not there to give legal advice. Your attorney will protect your legal rights and interests throughout the mediation process.
- An attorney representing you at the mediation can advise you while considering various settlement options. While you, the disputant, decide what terms you are willing to agree to.
- Although no attorney is "required" in mediation, having advice from an attorney makes sense. Any agreement you reach in the mediation may have legal consequences.
- An attorney can not only guide you through the mediation process but also can help negotiate your settlement.