Limited assistance representation SERVICES
DeRouen Law Firm, PLLC is a full-service law firm that represents clients in all aspects of family law litigation from beginning to end. For individuals wishing to represent themselves, we also provide limited assistance representation (LAR). It is important that you understand the difference between our full-service representation and our LAR services. Before purchasing a LAR packet, please read below to see if our LAR services fit your needs. If you need complete representation please schedule a consultation here.
Unbundled Legal Services is also known as limited scope/assistance representation. Typically, lawyers represent clients for a whole case. However, there is a way to get legal help just for part of a case. This is called “Limited Assistance Representation” or “LAR." Using unbundled legal services can help to lower the cost of legal services by limiting the scope of work and time that an attorney spends on the case.
With LAR, you and a lawyer will agree on what parts of a case you will handle and what parts the lawyer will handle. In other words, you limit what the lawyer does. That’s why it is called “Limited Assistance Representation.” You can use LAR for any part of a case, including helping you with legal documents, arguing for you in a court event, or negotiating a settlement.
What are some examples of help I can get with LAR services?
Advise you if LAR is right for you. We are a full-service law firm and some cases may not qualify for LAR
Explain what parts of the case you may be able to do by yourself and which parts would be better for a lawyer to handle.
Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case and figure out the steps you should take.
Review legal documents, explain them to you and advise you on how to respond.
Monthly consulting subscriptions to have attorneys on standby to answer your questions.
Coach you on how to represent yourself in court.
Represent you at a negotiation, mediation, hearing or trial.
Help you put evidence together.
Do legal research and explain it to you.
Prepare court documents for you to file yourself — for example, complaints, answers, discovery, and motions. This is sometimes called ghostwriting.
Is LAR available in all cases and all courts?
LAR is available in any non-criminal case. DeRouen Law Firm only provides LAR services for business and family law matters. A FREE 20-minute consultation with our firm will help determine if our LAR services fit your needs.
Is LAR Common?
Yes! In fact, family law is an area of law in which unbundled legal services have been very successful. Unbundled legal services help close the justice gap and provides assistance to pro se litigants. It is predicted that unbundled legal services will increase because of the affordability of services and the use of technology that makes these services more accessible.
If you still have questions regarding which service is best for you, please contact our office at (832) 408-0289.