Choosing a Good Immigration Law Attorney

 

When choosing an immigration law attorney to represent you, there are several important factors to look for.

 

  1. Is the attorney a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association?
  2. Is the attorney board certified by the Bar Association in the state where he/she practices law?
  3. Has the attorney been recognized by any leading attorneys’ groups or organizations?
  4. What experience does the attorney have in your particular type of immigration case?  Ask questions and ask for references. 
  5. Is the attorney sympathetic to your case?  Does he/she treat you with respect and understanding?   
  6. Will you be able to work with your attorney toward a common goal?
  7. Can you afford the attorney’s fee?  Remember, the better qualified an attorney is the more likely the fee will be higher.  Always get the fee agreement in writing.
  8. Make sure that you tell your attorney everything at the beginning.  He/she cannot represent you properly if you do not reveal all of the facts, including the good and the bad.  And always take all pertinent documents with you to the first interview.
  9. One other thing to keep in mind is the physical location of the attorney.  While an immigration law attorney can handle cases anywhere in the country, some types of cases, such as those requiring court appearances or personal appearances at USCIS, are better handled by an attorney who has offices in the area where your case is located.  The attorney will be more familiar with the local personnel and procedures, and the costs of travel will be significantly less. 

 

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