The lawyer-client relationship is defined by what the client retains the lawyer to do, and that retention may be as general or specific as the lawyer and client desire. The Nevada Supreme Court has recognized that even with regard to “a particular transaction or dispute, an attorney may be specifically employed in a limited capacity.” This freedom to contract for broader or narrower representation benefits both lawyers and clients. No lawyer can be a true generalist anymore, and most clients cannot afford the full range of representation that the legal profession offers on a single matter.
7 Nev. Law. Feb. 1999, at 18.
Berkheiser, Mary E., "Limited Representation: Helping Clients While Protecting Yourself" (1999). Scholarly Works. Paper 374.