Specific policies cover: defining the scope of representation; clarifying communications between counsel and parties; creating parameters for the lawyer’s role in document preparation, including disclosure of the lawyer’s assistance; governing the entry of appearances and withdrawals for limited scope representation; and excusing conflicts checks for some limited scope services.
These specific issues are discussed below, following a brief background section. In addition, the white paper concludes with two appendices. Appendix A provides policy makers with aworksheet focused on the decisions that need to be addressed to enable lawyers to provide assistance to self-represented litigants. Appendix B includes the specific rules that are discussed throughout the paper.