Limited scope representation ensures that justice is more accessible to those who do not have the financial means to pay a large upfront retainer fee or hire an attorney from start to finish for their case.
Wheaton, IL (PRWEB) February 06, 2014
Wheaton business lawyer David W. Clark is now offering Limited Scope Representation to his prospective clients. Mr. Clark is offering this limited service to provide a more affordable way for individuals to gain access to the Illinois civil court system. During these hard economic times, there is an overwhelming amount of unrepresented parties entering the Illinois courts on a daily basis who could greatly benefit from some form of legal assistance.
The Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct and the Illinois Supreme Court govern the rules for limited scope representation in Illinois. On July 1, 2013 Supreme Court Rules 11, 13, and 137 were amended to allow Illinois lawyers a greater ability to provide clients with limited scope representation in civil lawsuits. Illinois joins over 20 other states, which already allow limited scope representation in some form. The new rules are beneficial to lawyers and the public alike. This “unbundling” of legal services allows an attorney to represent a client on a limited basis for their lawsuit. The client is able to receive quality legal advice and assistance without the expense of paying for a lawyer to handle all aspects of the case.
Limited scope representation ensures that justice is more accessible to those who do not have the financial means to pay a large upfront retainer fee or hire an attorney from start to finish for their case. Those who desire to do some or most of the legal work on the case by themselves, now have the ability to hire an attorney for important specific aspects of their case. This work can include: initial advice and options on how on to bring or defend a lawsuit; help in drafting and filing of legal documents; performing legal research; attending court for status or hearings; conducting depositions or even arbitration and trial of the lawsuit.
DuPage business attorney David Clark will be educating attorneys about the changes in the rules concerning Illinois limited scope representation on February 10th at the DuPage County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service Open House. The event will commence at 11:45am at the Attorney Resource Center located in the 505 building at the DuPage County Judicial Center in Wheaton, IL. Attorneys in attendance will be eligible for continuing legal education credit. The education session is expected to be interesting and highly informative for all concerned.
Clark is the founder and owner of The Law Office of David W. Clark, P.C. located in Wheaton, IL. He focuses his practice on personal injury, workers’ compensation and general civil and small business litigation. Mr. Clark brings more than 20 years of legal experience to his firm and is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Illinois as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. Clark maintains an Avvo rating of 10.0 or “superb” based on peer recommendations and client testimonials.
Contact The Law Office of David W. Clark, P.C. for more information regarding Illinois limited scope representation and the benefits the program offers to clients and attorneys. Call 630-665-5678 or visit our website to schedule an initial consultation today.