Five Questions to Ask an Immigration Lawyer

If you are planning on hiring an immigration lawyer to help you immigrate to Canada, you’ve made an excellent choice! An immigration lawyer can be an amazing asset and help you navigate the immigration system like no one else can. But there are so many immigration lawyers out there, and not all of them are of the caliber your immigration case deserves. Ask the right questions before you hire an immigration lawyer. Questions to Ask an immigration lawyer

Questions to ask a Vancouver immigration lawyer

Question 1: Will you be my lawyer? The lawyer you’ve spoken to on the telephone or seen advertised around may not be the actual lawyer you will be dealing with when you hire the law firm. Ask who will be representing you.

Question 2: What do you charge? You should always be aware, in advance, of what the lawyer’s fees are for the services you will be receiving. You shouldn’t have to worry about any hidden charges or surprises later on.

Question 3: Do you have references? A great lawyer will have many former happy clients. If you ask, a lawyer should be able to drum up some references or testimonials from clients who were happy with their service. Maybe lawyers have thank you letters, reviews or testimonials on their website you can check out as well.

Question 4: Will you return my calls? There’s nothing worse than being in the dark about something that affects your life so much like your immigration application or immigration case. Ask your lawyer how often they will be in touch.

Question 5: Will my case succeed or fail? It’s fair to ask for some kind of reassurance about your immigration case’s likelihood of success. And your lawyer can do their best to provide you with an estimate of what they think will happen. But they should never guarantee acceptance or a positive outcome, because they can’t guarantee it unless something shady is going on.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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