US immigration lawyer

Nobody wants to go to court and sit through trials let their own, but if you ever find yourself in such situation and have to hire a US immigration lawyer, these are the questions you should ask the lawyer before hiring him/her:

1. Is the lawyer specialized in immigration law?

You need to get a lawyer who has specialized in immigration laws to improve your chances of being successful. An inefficient lawyer will not be as effective as an efficient one. 

2. Is the lawyer part of the American-Immigration-Lawyers-Association (AILA)?

Being a part of the American Immigration Lawyers Association represents a high status and knowledge of the lawyer and increases the likelihood of success

3. How long has the lawyer been practicing?

An experienced lawyer is a benefit for every type of case. An experienced lawyer has vast networks and knows how the immigration courts operate and this could be beneficial for your case.

4. How many similar cases has the lawyer handled?

If the lawyer has handled cases like yours it makes it beneficial for you as the lawyer is experienced in a similar situation. The outcome of the similar case is also important to you as success in that case means lawyer can be successful in your case too.

5. What are the chances of your success?

The chances of success mostly depends on the quality of the lawyer. If you are hiring a good lawyer and have a good case on hand, your chances of success will be increased significantly. 

6. How much will the lawyer cost me?

The fee of the lawyer depends upon the experience and expertise of the lawyer as well as your case. For example, the fee differs between a mandamus attorney and a car accident attorney. 

7. Is the lawyer too busy to handle my case?

It is of immense importance that the lawyer you are hiring gives proper attention to your case as casual behavior of lawyers in managing the case can lead to failure in the application for your immigration to US.

8. What should be the approach and strategy of the case?

After you have planned what you want to do and have laid out the objectives you will be trying to achieve. It is important that you convey this information to the immigration lawyer you end up hiring so you both are on the same page during the case hearings.

9. Has the attorney been blamed or reprimanded for dishonesty?

This is an important question which needs to be asked before you finalize your attorney. The lawyer should be practicing within the ethical bounds of law as unethical behavior could raise suspicions against the lawyers’ performances in the court of law. 

10. Will a contract be written?

Keeping a written contract is needed in every profession to avoid complications during the case and payment structures and contracts should be read thoroughly before signing them.

Now be careful getting your lawyer/attorney!