Unbundling involves hiring a lawyer for part of a legal matter. The lawyer is not taking on responsibility for handling your whole case. That remains with you. Together, you and the lawyer will identify what needs to get done, and divide up the tasks between you. You are, in effect, representing yourself for those tasks with your name beside them.
To be successful taking on these tasks, it will take time, hard work, and follow-through. It can be stressful. You should be honest with yourself about whether you have the capacity to take this on.
As you’ll be handling parts of your legal matter yourself, it helps if you have these qualities:
These qualities will increase your chances of getting a good outcome. They aren’t required. But they will help you be successful with unbundling.
Unbundling can be particularly effective for people who are open to coaching and suggestions on how to do things. A lawyer experienced in handling similar situations can help you be successful — if you’re receptive to their input.