Rethinking the Race: Limited Scope Representation
A decade after limited scope representation (LSR) first became an option in Illinois, Illinois attorneys have used it sparingly. An ISBA member survey undertaken in 2018 showed that less than half (42 percent) of attorneys have engaged in intentional LSR even once, and the vast majority (85 percent) received 10 percent or less of their income from limited scope work. In May’s Illinois Bar Journal feature article, we explore the reluctance to offer LSR and talk with practitioners who are benefiting from providing LSR services to clients. They say LSR is ideal for budget-conscious clients who might otherwise have gone pro se to hold down costs, opens new income streams for attorneys, and eases the burden on court systems flooded with self-represented litigants. The article also points to two LSR webcasts the ISBA is holding: one on May 29; the other on June 10.
Read more in the May Illinois Bar Journal.