Unbundled legal services are legal services provided by a lawyer on an as-needed basis. Traditionally, a lawyer is retained to provide full legal representation from start to finish. Unbundled legal service is an alternative to the traditional model.
Rather than retaining a lawyer to provide full legal representation with their entire case, a client retains a lawyer to complete only certain parts of their case. The client remains responsible for all other parts, and the lawyer’s involvement ends when the retainer is satisfied, even if the client’s case is not finished.