With plenty of resources on the Internet and numerous books available in the market, a number of people feel that they don’t need a lawyer to assist them in their immigration process. However, what they tend to ignore is that they simply don’t have the time to work their way through the maze of information to figure out what’s the best course of action for them. Immigration law is extremely complex and keeps changing all the time so it is best to hire experienced immigration lawyers of a reputable firm to make sure that the whole process goes smoothly without any difficulty.
While certain applications for immigration are fairly easy to handle, other immigration needs such as deportation, defense or consular processing can only be possible through professional immigration counsel. Below are some tips to find the immigration lawyers that are right for you.
Ask The Right Questions
Before hiring a particular immigration attorney, you need to ask yourself certain questions
• How easily available is the lawyer?
• Did you speak with the immigration lawyers or an assistant?
• Do they charge by hour or go for a fixed fee?
• How reasonable are their fees?
• Who will handle your case, immigration lawyer or paralegal?
• How experienced is that particular immigration lawyer?
The answer to the above questions will help you in making a good choice.
Ask For Referrals
Ask your friends, family, and colleagues for references. With a growing multi-cultural population in New York, it’s quite easy to find anyone who knows an immigration lawyer. You may ask attorneys who practice in other areas for references as they often prove to be good and reliable sources of referrals.
Have at least five names in your list of potential immigration lawyers. Pay special attention to those who have been recommended more than once and start by investigating their credentials by going online for detailed information.
Research on the Internet
Armed with the list of 3-5 immigration attorneys, search online for additional information on those attorneys. You will find the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) and the Nolo Publication’s Websites particularly helpful. Most importantly, check out the immigration lawyer’s website, as it will help you to make an informed decision. A lot of law firms have Websites with interactive features that allow you to email them. Use this convenient means of access for your advantage.
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