Limited Representation

Limited Representation

Your local pro bono coordinator may have asked you to handle a client’s matter on a Limited Representation, or Unbundled, basis.  This means that you will not represent the client throughout the legal matter, but will handle certain elements of the case for your client.  (Example: your pro bono client is handling her own Dissolution of Marriage case, but needs help negotiating a Separation Agreement.  You enter the case for the purposes of negotiating the Separation Agreement, attend mediation with your client concerning the Agreement, complete an Agreement and file it with the Court, and then withdraw.  Example: you participate in a Family Law Court Program and enter a limited appearance on the day of Final Orders.)

I. Forms for Limited Appearance are on the Court website   

  • Limited Appearance and Notice of Completion Forms – click here
  • Domestic Forms – Limited Attorney Appearance – click here

II. Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure

  • Rule 11(b) – Signing of Pleadings / Limited Representation – click here (Colorado Bar Association site)
  • Rule 121 – Section 1-1 – Entry of Appearance and Withdrawal, Notice of Limited Representation Entry of Appearance and Withdrawal – click here

III. Colorado Bar Association Pro Bono Opportunities and Guide 

  • Section 6. Limited Scope Representation, pages 30 – 35 discuss ethical considerations and procedures – click here and scroll to pages 30-35

Client Retainers

  • CLS Limited Rep Retainer
  • CLS Limited Rep Retainer Spanish

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