19 Search Results for unbundling

June 25, 2018 at 7:39 pm

Tying It All Together: Mediation, Unbundling, Collaboration, and a New Paradigm

...is not new, that it began over 20 years ago, that forty (40) states have “unbundling rules” and that the American Bar Association (ABA) is highly in favor of unbundling, mediation, and collaborative legal approaches. It is an ethical approach with a very low rate of malpractice claims and abuse. But, the things I am referencing below are not generally in use in WV, where they are so desperately needed. I was disheartened to find Mr. Mosten’s four...

July 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm

MORE ABOUT UNBUNDLING (A $500 Product That is Worth $1000)

...lars’ worth of “groundwork”, the answer may be, “No.”. For now, I believe “unbundling” will work only for the passionate innovator, the person who builds enough value into the product being sold that no reasonable person can question the ethics of the process or the value of the product. Unbundling requires a careful description of its benefits and, especially, its limitations. No one should think that they get the equivalent of an experienced, ag...

September 27, 2017 at 7:10 pm

Tying Together “Unbundling” of Legal Services

...the link, but it will take you awhile. http://hunterlawfirm.net/more-about-unbundling-a-500-product-that-is-worth-1000/ I suggest you skip it for now and come back if you need more. Just try finding a lawyer in your small town or city to help you on a landlord and tenant dispute. You will, almost certainly, be sent to the magistrate’s office, whose staff “is not allowed to give you legal advice”. So, today I took advantage of a free WV State Bar s...

February 15, 2018 at 8:07 pm

An Example of Unbundling of Legal Services

...are interested. https://wp.me/p4utce-4H Let me give you an example of how unbundling allowed me to help a person who simply could not afford to hire me to represent him. Details have been changed to protect and respect confidentiality. The people had been together a long time. Had adult children. Fixed incomes. No significant real estate. Accumulated “stuff”, personal property, all at the former family residence with the wife. Very small retireme...

January 16, 2020 at 1:28 pm

Unbundling of Legal Services: a Low Cost Alternative

The concept of unbundling of legal services is simple and economical, but for some reason it took 20 years or so for WV to permit it. Here are several articles that I have written on the concept of paying a lawyer for a clearly defined job like ghostwriting a document or providing a behind the scenes consultation, or “legal coaching”, with an option of moving to full representation. This is part of my efforts to bring legal services to as many pe...

April 10, 2017 at 10:21 pm

Unbundling of Legal Services (A Low Cost Alternative)

The poor and people of moderate income have great difficulty in obtaining legal services in WV. Something like 70% of litigants in family court are “pro-se” or self-represented. For awhile WV was in the dark ages. There was an ethics opinion that lawyers couldn’t even “ghost write”, or assist a party from behind, without becoming “record counsel”. That has been clarified. We now can do those things. Unfortunately, contrary to more progressive sta...

March 26, 2018 at 6:41 pm

My “Law Coach” or My Lawyer?

...can guide you through. I do not accept “canned” or “guest” blog articles. “Unbundling” sometimes has a component of “ghost writing”. A proposed parenting plan, property settlement agreement, final order, or petition or counter-petition, is not that hard to do. A “ghostwriter” can do them “on the cheap” if the author is not also becoming your record counsel. It is not representation, but it helps you “ante up”, like in poker. The “Family Court Rule...

September 28, 2018 at 1:37 pm

A CONUNDRUM FOR FAMILY COURTS: WHAT TOOL FOR WHAT PROBLEMS? #2

...ate need of revision and innovation in WV family law. They are: mediation, unbundling of legal services, dealing with “domestic squabbles”, and collaborative divorce. Tied to these subjects are “access to justice” for poor and middle income persons and the ability of small town and small firm lawyers to adapt to “accelerating change” and to make a living. Related to the latter are issues of lawyer addiction/depression, mental health, stress, and q...

January 8, 2018 at 10:04 pm

Search #8 of My Blogs: “Contingent Fees”

...child support, alimony, or equitable distribution. Innovative lawyers are unbundling services, using credit cards, and coming up with other innovations in order to remain relevant to the legal consumer. Here are some of Burton Hunter’s ideas. Search also for “unbundling”, “future of the law”, “family law”, etc. for other ideas. Please write with feedback and questions. What’s with this “search # __” format? I have come up with common searches of...

December 14, 2017 at 9:18 pm

Future of the Law: A Selection of My Posts

...ten on the broad subjects of “future of the law”, “access to justice” and “unbundling of legal services. Here they are: http://hunterlawfirm.net/http://hunterlawfirm.net/more-about-unbundling-a-500-product-that-is-worth-1000/ http://hunterlawfirm.net/free-power-of-attorney-annual-legal-checkup/ http://hunterlawfirm.net/future-of-the-law-2016/ http://hunterlawfirm.net/the-secrets-to-winning-custody-of-your-child/ http://hunterlawfirm.net/the-secret...