Applying for services from the Minnesota Unbundled Law Project just got easier. Last week, online integration with the LawHelpMN Guide was activated, allowing users to apply directly from LawHelpMN.org.
Also known as limited scope representation, “unbundled” legal services allow an attorney and a client to customize legal services according to the client’s needs and budget. Services could be limited to a certain issue in a case, legal advice, review of court documents, or coaching a client who will provide self-representation.
Now, when the MN Unbundled Law Project comes up as a service option via the LawHelpMN Guide, the applicant simply clicks the blue Apply Online button to begin. The short application asks for contact information and a little about the case. Once submitted, the MN Unbundled Law Project matches the applicant with a lawyer and sends an email to both requesting a consultation.
Launched last fall, the MN Unbundled Law Project brings together the work of the state’s largest bar organizations to increase access to limited scope/unbundled legal services for all Minnesotans. It provides an easily accessible platform for clients interested in more affordable legal options to connect with the attorneys interested in assisting them.
J. Singleton, program manager of Legal Services State Support, noted “The new integration with the Minnesota Unbundled Law Project is a great addition to LawHelpMN.org. Our goal is to provide a great user experience and this new feature allows users to seamlessly ask for a consultation without having to enter their information on multiple websites. This is a great step toward making our complex legal system just a little bit easier to navigate.”