Every Montanan deserves affordable advocacy and guidance through the legal system.  

At your initial 30-minute consultation, we will assess whether Traditional Representation or Limited Scope Representation is appropriate for your case.


Traditional Representation

In traditional representation, your attorney serves as your advocate, speaks on your behalf, drafts every document, and represents you in court.

If you hire Cromwell Law for traditional representation, you agree to pay a retainer up front, which is kept in a trust account. Each month, your attorney will send you a detailed invoice, billed at their hourly rate, with descriptions of the work completed. Payments are then drawn directly from this retainer. When you receive your invoice, you will see the time billed, the work completed, and the balance remaining in your trust account. Any interest on the account goes to support the Montana Justice Foundation for access to justice and legal aid programs in Montana.


Limited Scope Representation

Alternatively—much like ordering something off a menu a la carte—Limited Scope Representation customizes your legal care.

Unlike traditional legal services, which are “all or nothing” representation, Limited Scope Representation allows us to break your case down into individual tasks. You can then decide which tasks you will complete on your own, and which tasks you would like help with. Limited Scope Representation can provide you with the opportunity to use only the legal services relevant to your situation.

For example, your Cromwell Law attorney can assist you with the complex parts of your case, while teaching you how to handle the rest yourself. We can give you legal advice, draft a specific document for you, or recommend a course of action. Limited Scope Representation’s “do-it-yourself” approach complements your self-reliance and strong work ethic, while still supporting you at critical legal junctures when professional knowledge and experience is required.

Because you hire us only when needed, Limited Scope Representation is often a flexible, convenient, and cost-effective way to approach legal matters. Additionally, our Limited Scope services are not restricted to those who live within the Bozeman or Missoula areas.

We can provide the following services as Limited Scope Representation:

  • Legal advice and counseling session

  • Legal coaching

  • Review or analysis of your case

  • Review of case documents

  • Documents drafted for the Court

  • Legal research

  • Negotiation

  • Mediation