More and more states are adopting rules that allow lawyers to "unbundle" their services, enabling them to represent typically cash-strapped clients for only certain parts of their litigation. The rules' critics say clients are better served when represented throughout their litigation. But proponents say unbundling provides a public service to clients who would otherwise have no representation. Fans of the rules also say unbundling is a potential stream of untapped revenue for law firms.
Law Firms Find New Revenue in 'Unbundling'
The National Law Journal
July 6, 2005