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Resource: Referrals to unbundled attorneys (SRLN 2020)

Please see below the list of resources and materials related to how courts manage or inform the public about referrals to unbundled attorneys.



Chicago Bar Foundation Justice Entrepreneurs Project ( (JEP) is a small business incubator and network of independent lawyers who are committed to making quality legal services accessible and affordable for regular people by using set fees, offering flexible representation options, and leveraging technology to increase efficiency. It is an attempt to make unbundled services easier to access and understand, particularly for those who do not qualify for legal aid but cannot otherwise afford an attorney.

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For information about hiring one the attorneys:



The Minnesota State Bar Association has a page on their website outlining unbundled services (  Self-Help Center staff in MN frequently discuss unbundled services with customers and refer to that website either directly or via the Find a Lawyer page ( on the MN Judicial Branch website.


New York

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has a Court to Court: Limited Scope Pro Bono Representation for Pro Se Litigants ( video.



Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas ( puts together a limited scope panel for family law. Travis County Law Library & Self-Help Center in Austin refers people to our LRS and tells them to ask about limited scope.



The Utah State Courts have a webpage with details on how to find legal help ( There is a proposal to change our rules of civil procedure to require all summonses and motions to include a link to this page. There is a specific section on this page ( that details what unbundled legal help is (we call it "limited legal representation") and tells people how to search for an attorney who offers unbundled services. Self-Help Center staff regularly tell people about this option when a court patron is seeking representation.