Traditional representation involves my handling all matters related to a client's case. This
includes, but is not limited to, phone calls, emails and court appearances. During the course of that
representation, the attorney bills according to the time spent on any work performed.
Unbundled or Limited Scope Engagement:
Unbundled or limited scope engagement is a relatively new development in Illinois. In July 2013, the
Illinois Supreme Court amended three court rules to allow attorneys to better serve clients. These new
court rules allow an attorney to represent a client for part, but not all, of a lawsuit or transaction — as
opposed to the traditional model described above. This model allows the attorney and client to agree
on which matters will be handled by the attorney and which ones will not. For example, I may draft an
initial document for my clients but go no further. Another example includes my pursuing a child
support matter but not a visitation matter. Unbundling/limited scope helps make my services
accessible and affordable, helping bridge the gap in unmet legal needs.