Massachusetts high court authorizes limited assistance representation

, The National Law Journal

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts recently authorized so-called limited assistance representation or unbundled legal representation, which enables litigants to hire lawyers for part of their casework and perform some legal work on their own, across all of the state's trial courts. The court system is touting the program as a low-cost alternative to pro se representation for financially strapped litigants and an effort to reduce the high percentage of pro se caseloads in some courts.

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