You’ve probably seen attorneys offer free consultations online, on television or on billboards – but what happens when you call a lawyer for the first time? How much information will you have to provide, and more importantly, what will you get out of it?
These are just a few of the questions most people have when they’re considering calling a lawyer for a free consultation. This guide explains everything you need to know.
What Will Happen When You Call an Immigration Lawyer for a Free Consultation?
When you call an immigration attorney for a consultation, he or she will ask you several questions. Whether you need deportation defense or assistance bringing your family to the U.S. from another country (or any other type of immigration help), you’ll also be able to explain your situation to the attorney you call.
While no lawyer can predict how a court will rule or what decision U.S. immigration officials will make about your case, the attorney you talk to should be able to provide you with possible outcomes. For example, if you’re calling because you received a letter from the government that says you’re facing removal proceedings, your attorney will ask you what the letter says and whether it has any merit – and he or she will let you know what could happen with your case.
During your free consultation, you’ll be able to ask the attorney several questions of your own, too. You can use your time to determine whether you and the lawyer are a good fit for each other, as well as get legal advice about your case. Generally, it’s a good idea to ask things like:
- How much experience he or she has in dealing with cases like yours. You want to work with an attorney who has extensive experience providing the type of help you need. That’s because U.S. immigration law can be incredibly complicated – and you want someone who knows the ropes.
- Whether he or she believes you have a strong case, or whether what you’re trying to do is even possible.
- How much the attorney will charge you and what his or her billing structure looks like. You’ll need to know how much the attorney bills hourly as well as how much you’ll need to put down as a retainer fee.
- How you and the attorney will communicate with each other if you decide to work together. Some people are most comfortable communicating through email or text; others prefer face-to-face visits or phone calls. You want an attorney who can communicate with you on your terms, because you’re going to be working together for quite some time.
Do You Need a Free Consultation With an Immigration Lawyer?
If you’d like to speak with an immigration attorney, we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Contact us today to schedule time with a lawyer who can help you.
About Davis & Associates:
Davis & Associates is the immigration law firm of choice in Houston & North Texas including Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Frisco, McKinney and surrounding areas. Their attorneys provide expert legal counsel for all aspects of immigration law, including deportation defense, writs of habeas corpus and mandamus, family-sponsored immigration, employment-sponsored immigration, investment immigration, employer compliance, temporary visas for work and college, permanent residence, naturalization, consular visa processing, waivers, and appeals. Attorney Garry L. Davis is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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