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You can hire an attorney to advise you, or to complete only some parts of your case, based on what you can afford to pay. Hiring an attorney to provide limited help while you represent yourself helps ensure your rights are protected and that you know what to do at different stages of your case.
A qualified attorney may limit the scope of his or her representation of a client if the limitation is reasonable under the circumstances and the client gives informed consent.
Supreme Court Rule 115A: Limited Representation
Notice and Consent to Limited Representation
Limited Scope Representation Agreement
Attachment to Limited Scope Fee Agreement—Issues to be Apportioned
Sample Change in Scope Letter (Word document)
Sample Closing Letter (Word document)
Risks and Responsibilities of Proceeding Without Professional Legal Representation