LIMITED SCOPE ENGAGEMENTS:
Many litigants often find themselves in a situation where they need legal representation but lack the means to afford to hire an attorney to completely handle their cases. Unable to afford counsel, they are left with the daunting prospect of proceeding pro se, often losing their cases or unintentionally waiving their rights or claims merely because they do not understand the proceedings or are unable to articulate their position in an understandable way.
Litigation is expensive. It can cost tens of thousands of dollars to litigate even a seemingly simple case. Litigants often have this burden thrust upon them by actions beyond their control. They have been charged with a crime and have no choice but to defend themselves against the charges, but do not qualify for a court-appointed attorney. Their spouse has initiated divorce and child custody proceedings that must occur whether they can afford counsel or not. They have been sued by a third party and need to fight the claim. They prevailed but the other party has filed an appeal or they need to take an appeal from an adverse ruling but cannot afford appellate counsel.
Cameron believes that, to the extent possible, budgetary limitations should not foreclose access to assistance in legal matters. Accordingly, he offers limited scope engagements to individuals that lack the budget to afford an attorney to handle their matter but do have the means to pay for limited assistance by an attorney with some aspects of the case. While Cameron will not appear in court on your behalf under this type of engagement, he can offer strategic advice on how to proceed in a case or respond to a claim or charge, what contentions should be raised, etc. Cameron can also “ghost write” pleadings, discovery requests and responses, trial memoranda, appellate briefs, and other court documents so that you can present your claims and defenses more effectively. Please contact us to discuss your matter and the potential costs involved.