Whether your practice is transactional or litigation-focused, one area of burgeoning opportunity is in providing limited-scope legal services. Here is a great article written by Kevin Cheung for Canadian Lawyer Magazine on February 13, 2017: The case for limited-scope retainers
Limited Scope Representation Resources: Read Dan Pinnington’s online article in Slaw dated March 21, 2016 about information and resources on practicePRO’s Limited Scope Representation page. They are intended to help you understand some of the risks inherent in providing limited scope legal services, and how you can reduce your exposure to a claim when working for a client on an unbundled basis.
Limited Scope Retainers: Read this special electronic publication of the CBA – Alberta Branch Access to Justice Committee published on June 9, 2014.
List of Resources for Family Law Lawyers
- Family Law Limited Scope Services Retainer Agreement
- Limited Scope Representation Resources – Law Pro
- Tips for Keeping your Family Lawyer’s Legal Fees Down – A client playbook for working with their lawyer to manage fees
- Family Lawyer’s Guide
- Flowchart for lawyers
- Additional tools/resources for lawyers
- Domestic Violence Information
- De-mystifying Unbundled Legal Services – Why Family Lawyers Should Embrace it and What to Avoid – Zahra Jimale
- Legal Coaching Resources
- Process Information for Clients
- Tools for Parenting issues
- www.mysupportcalculator.ca – Ontario child support and spousal support calculations
- Steps to Justice Guided Pathways and Smart Forms – CLEO. Online, interactive tools help users to complete court forms and understand the court process by taking them through a series of plain-language questions. Based on the user’s answers, the pathways populate the applicable court forms and provide tailored legal information. At the end of the pathway, the user receives a package of their completed forms and a next steps checklist, which may be printed or saved to a computer.