Five Ways To Research An Immigration Lawyer Before You Hire

Before you hire an immigration lawyer, make sure that you do your research in advance. You will want to make sure that the lawyer you end up hiring is experienced with your type of immigration case, that they have happy clients, and that they are experienced, reliable and knowledgeable. This can be done by researching them in advance. How to Research an Immigration Lawyer

Tip 1: Call them. You can learn a lot about a business by how they treat you as a potential client, not a current client. How they answer the phone can give you a lot of insight into how friendly and knowledgeable their staff is.

Tip 2: Visit them. Many lawyers in all different fields of law will offer consultations or assessments of your case before they are formally retained. You can learn a lot from this initial meeting including how they feel about your case, whether they have experience with your type of situation and what the fees will be.

Tip 3: Read their Blog. Any type of legal blog should be informative and authoritative. They aren’t offering legal advice, but should provide you with plenty of information that is sincerely helpful. You may even find the answers to your own questions by reading their blog, or find out whether they are familiar with what your own immigration case relates to.

Tip 4: Read their website. Their website should be informative and similar to their blog, provide plenty of information on a wide range of issues. One of the best ways to learn about a business is to see if they have posted testimonials or letters of thank you on their website. If they haven’t, it makes you wonder whether they have any.

Tip 5: Google their name. Admittedly, on a website and blog are where you’ll likely only find positive reviews and information about a business. But by Googling their name, you’ll be able to find all kinds of experiences and reviews that are unbiased and honest.

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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