Under amended rules of professional conduct attorneys in Illinois can now provide clients with “limited scope representation” for clients looking for help in only a portion of a court case they have filed by themselves. Plaintiffs or defendants in such cases are called “pro se” which means they are representing themselves in the litigation. However, in many such cases there comes a point in time where the litigant simply is in over their head and requires the help of a professional. Under prior rules governing attorneys in Illinois such “piecemeal” representing was problematic. Under the current rules we can now draft pleadings, argue in court, draft settlements and limit our representation to just that portion of the litigation limiting the cost to the litigant and providing critical professional help when needed. A perfect tool for persons who need to achieve legal needs on a limited budget. Call us if you need help in your case!

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