Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Limited Scope Representation

In an effort to help reduce legal fees and give parties more options, Brown, Paindiris & Scott Attorney Barry Armata is working with the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Foundation to advance the missions of both the Connecticut Judiciary’s Public Service and Trust Commission, as well as the Access to Justice Commission to bring Limited Scope Representation (Unbundling) to Connecticut.  As both a James W. Cooper Fellow and the past Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Family Law section,  Attorney Armata helped to organize a symposium on the benefits and risks of limited scope representation.

Limited scope representation, commonly called unbundling, allows for lawyers to represent clients in limited capacities- one day in court, on a specific motion only, to take a deposition, etc. This type of representation, which is allowed in 43 other states, allows parties to have greater control over their legal fees.  The symposium was held at Quinnipiac Law School on October 28, 2011 and featured prominent national and local experts on limited scope representation.

Have comments or questions? Email Attorney Barry Armata at barmata@bpslawyers.com