The September/October 2019 Issue of Law Practice Magazine is out and one of the features is Scoping Out Limited Scope Representation. For the Future Proofing Your Practice column by Dan Pinnington and Reid Trautz, they interviewed me about recent changes in limited scope practice rules in Oklahoma. We also cover developing a business plan and some best practices for limited scope services delivery. Some are more familiar with this being labeled unbundled legal services.
In my opinion, this is a critical area for lawyers to understand if their practice serves the “people law” market. More consumers have limited funds for representation but would still rather use a local lawyer than an out-of-state do-it-yourself web service if given the opportunity. Certainly, this improves access to justice for many, but we should also make clear this is a business model for law firms as well. So I’d advise most solo and law firm lawyers to scope out limited scope representation, even if they do not believe that is a good business model for them today.
As always, Law Practice Magazine has great content in every issue and every lawyer in private practice should be interested in content related to law firm finances.