Immigration has been a major issue that has resulted from the conflicts in Iraq and other parts of the middle-east as refugees flee these countries in search of a better future in Europe and America. It’s however noteworthy that no one has taken the time to educate these immigrants on how to navigate the free world once they get here.
A major issue has been on how to access their legal entitlements such as legal representation. This is why through this post I am going to share 3 things an immigrant should consider before hiring an immigration lawyer.
1 They must ensure that the lawyer is legit
In America and any other part of the world, lawyers need a license from a registered state bar association in order for them to be able to practice law. It’s therefore important for you as an immigrant to verify whether a lawyer is legit by checking out their credentials. The good thing is that a quick search can be done online through websites that are usually provided by respective state bar associations.
2 You need to pay attention to small details
The way to tell a good attorney is through the way they talk to you about your case. A good immigration attorney will be honest with you and give you a true picture of the situation you are facing but still reassure you whereas a bad attorney will focus on treating your meeting like a sales pitch where they will be more focused on selling their services.
3 Be cautious of scam artistes
There are scammers out there who will assume that as an immigrant you are desperate and will be willing to easily spend your money in order to get favorable results. You must therefore keep an eye on anyone who creates the impression that your money will be an easier solution to your legal problems.
Keeping this in mind, it’s advisable for you to consult wisely as you do your due diligence so that you can identify a good immigration attorney who will look after your best interests.