a little more on unbundling

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If you’re interested in what’s happening in the realm of unbundled lawyering, you’ll want to read “Two Massachusetts Courts Unbundle: System hopes to reduce problems from pro se litigants,” in the Dec. 1, 2006 issue of ABAJournal eReport.  In addition to discussing the new Massachusetts pilot project in some detail (see our prior post), the article quotes several experts in the field of limited representation (including weblogger and ABA ethics expert Will Hornsby), covers activities in several states, and ends with two interesting points from unbundling guru Forrest Mosten:

“In fact, because of unbundling’s success, Mosten says that in Indiana and other states, legal malpractice insurance carriers are looking to write policies for lawyers to unbundle and are hoping to give lower rates for lawyers trained and competent in the area.

” ‘Unbundling is everywhere,’ says Mosten, a lawyer-mediator in Los Angeles. ‘The key issue is that the public needs to know that they can go to lawyers for this limited-scope service, and lawyers need to know how to make it available and deliver it’.”

Amen. waiterTray

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  1. New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

    December 5, 2006 @ 8:31 am

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    Unbundled Legal Services and Legal Malpractice…

    We have never heard of this before, but apparently its a movement.  Unbundled legal services are proceeding under a Mass program where an attorney represents a client in only one appearance, or for a small, singular issue, without taking over……

  2. shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress » Blog Archive » all bundled up in New York

    December 5, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

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    […]  This morning, Andrew Bluestone of the NY Attorney Malpractice Blog pointed to yesterday’s shlep posting on unbundling.  We had included Forrest Mosten’s quote: “legal malpractice insurance carriers are looking to write policies for lawyers to unbundle and are hoping to give lower rates for lawyers trained and competent in the area.”  […]

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