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ARCP Rule 87: Limited-Scope Representation

Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure

XI. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Rule 87. Limited-Scope Representation

(a) Permitted. In accordance with Rule 1.2(c) of the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, an attorney may provide limited-scope representation to a person involved in a court proceeding.

(b) Notice. If specifically so stated in a notice of limited-scope representation filed and served prior to or simultaneously with the initiation of a proceeding, an attorney’s role may be limited as set forth in the notice.

(c) Termination. The attorney’s role terminates without the necessity of leave of court upon the attorney’s filing a notice of completion of limited-scope representation with a certification of service on the client.

(d) Service. Service on an attorney providing limited- scope representation is required only for matters within the scope of the representation as set forth in the notice.

[Adopted eff. 3-26-2012.]

Note from the reporter of decisions: The order amending Rule 1.1, Rule 1.2(c), Rule 4.2, and Rule 4.3, Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, and amending Rule 11, Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure, and adopting Rule 87, Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure, is published in that volume of Alabama Reporter that contains Alabama cases from So. 3d.