Your lawyer should care about what happens to you. This is very important. Some lawyers may not display a friendly, empathetic attitude.
If you are unsure, take a friend with you to the initial consultation. Reviews from other clients can also help you know if a lawyer is caring or not.
If your case does not go well, your lawyer should not just blame others. This is especially true if you are paying a flat fee for a specific service, or if you are paying by the hour to avoid being deported.
A lot of documents are required, and they HAVE to be completed accurately. A small mistake can cause big issues in an immigration case, including long delays. Forms with errors are one of the Top 10 reasons visa applications are denied.
To know if a lawyer pays attention to detail, talk to them about your case during a meeting. Remember, it's good for an immigration lawyer to be extremely precise.
Your lawyer should be able to talk and write clearly and easily. They should be able to explain difficult things in a simple way. If they use too much legal jargon, it might not be helpful. They should also be able to convince others. Excellent communication skills are a must, especially with immigration matters.
It can be helpful if your lawyer speaks your language. But, remember, the most important thing is their legal skill, not the languages they speak.
The immigration process can be complicated, and your lawyer should always think about what could go wrong. They should make plans for dealing with any issues. If your lawyer says your case will be 100% smooth sailing, consider getting a second opinion.
A good lawyer should always tell you the truth. It is important they give you a realistic view of your case, even if it’s “bad news”. Not giving you an accurate account will not help your case.
Your attorney should have a good amount of experience in immigration law. The more experience they have, the better they can handle your case. Ask them about their past cases and how they have handled them.
A good lawyer should have a good reputation. You can find this out by looking at client reviews or asking people who have used their services, (word of mouth is how a lot of attorneys grow their client base). Another route is to check with the state bar to make sure your lawyer doesn’t have lots of complaints lodged against them.
Your lawyer should be available to talk to you about your case. They should be able to answer your questions clearly and concisely. If it becomes difficult to get in touch with your lawyer, that could be a problem.
Immigration cases can take a long time. Your lawyer should be patient and willing to work with you for as long as it takes. You should not be rushed or pushed into making a snap decision.
Your lawyer should be passionate about the legal services they provide. This means they should care about immigration law and want to help people with their cases.
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