Wednesday’s Video Clip: What is a Limited Scope Retainer?
1. What is a Limited Scope Retainer?
2. What are is the client responsible for?
3. Is a limited scope retainer right for all clients and cases?
4. Will my case be successful on the limited scope retainer?
5. What happens when my limited scope retainer is over?
A limited scope retainer is a contract for unbundled legal services. It spells out the specific legal services for which the client is retaining a lawyer to complete. The lawyer may charge the client on a block fee or hourly basis. The retainer agreement is tailored to meet the legal needs of each client and is typically completed over a short period of time. Once all tasks in the retainer are completed, the client is required to enter into a new limited scope retainer for further work on the file. You may think of a limited scope retainer as placing an order at an “a la carte” restaurant.