In limited scope representation, known as unbundled legal services in the private sector, an attorney takes responsibility for only a portion of a client’s case. It offers a partial solution to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system by enabling volunteer attorneys and law students to assist unrepresented litigants on a “limited scope” basis. Information tables, drop-in legal clinics, websites and help lines are all models in which an attorney takes a limited role in assisting a client with a legal issue.
This program will address the ethical and practical issues, as well as best practices, in limited scope representation models.
What you will learn
- Relevant provisions of the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility
- Best practices for the administration of a limited scope representation model
- Legal services attorneys, paralegals and management interested in developing these programs
- Judiciary and court personnel interested in making sure there are adequate safeguards for unrepresented litigants seeking help from a limited scope representation program
- Attorney volunteers and Pro Bono Coordinators involved in limited scope representation programs.
Limited Scope Representation 2014: Ethical & Practical Challenges
April 16, 2014
12:00 PM Eastern
New York, NY
- Chair: Liliana K. Vaamonde ~ Training Director, Civil Practice, The Legal Aid Society
- Brenna K. DeVaney ~ Pro Bono Counsel, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
- Lauren J. Donnelly ~ Supervising Attorney of the Housing Help Program, The Legal Aid Society
- Hon. Fern A. Fisher ~ Deputy Chief Administrative Judge; Director, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program, New York City Courts
- Professor Philip M. Genty ~ Everett B. Birch Clinical Professor in Professional Responsibility, Columbia Law School
- Program Attorney: Janet L. Siegel ~ Practising Law Institute.
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