Tips for Finding a Good Immigration Lawyer
If you are immigrating to Canada or the United States, there are laws that must be followed in order to avoid deportation and one of the best ways to ensure the law is followed is by working with an Immigration Lawyer. There are many lawyers out there that are trained in immigration so how can you be sure you are working with a good attorney? There are some ways that you can ensure you have the best.
First – make sure the immigration attorney has the education they claim to have. This is easy enough to do by verifying it with the state board where they are currently practicing. Most attorneys that have passed their bar exams will happily supply this information for you since anyone that has taken these exams know how challenging they can be so having passed, it is something most are very proud of. Secondly, find out how long the lawyer has been practicing in the area of immigration law – obviously this matters a lot to you so that you know you have proper representation.
Keep in mind that no law firm or individual lawyer can guarantee the outcome of your immigration case – any immigration consultants that make such promises should make you suspicious. In addition, make sure the attorney has specific skill in either Canadian Immigration or US immigration as both countries have their own laws and rules as it pertains to entering the country and remaining in the country legally. Those seeking citizenship have to go through the legal process and trying to take a short cut is only going to delay the process.
If money is tight, you may wish to find an attorney that works on a flat rate or one that will allow you to make arrangements in order to pay for their legal services. One of the most important aspects to selecting a good attorney is to begin the search before you become desperate as this will often lead to choosing an attorney that is not as good since you're rushed to select the firm. Typically those with a larger law firm are the ones that specialize in immigration.
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