Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring an Immigration Attorney

NJ Immigration AttorneyAt the law firm of Lubiner, Schmidt & Palumbo, LLC we practice immigration law and represent not only small and large businesses, but individuals, as well. If you are dealing with immigration as an individual, the process can be daunting and fraught with obstacles and surprises.

When looking for an immigration attorney, we suggest that you ask your potential counsel some important questions, such as:

What is your experience with immigration law?

When it comes to handling difficult and challenging immigration cases, there is no substitute for experience. You need to find an attorney who not only understands the constantly evolving nature of immigration law, but you have to find someone who thoroughly understands the process. The immigration process is highly bureaucratic by nature and one missed filing of a document can spell disaster.

Who will I be dealing with on your support staff?

Immigration law is a team process involving legal assistants, paralegals, researchers, and investigators, so it is good to know whom you may be dealing with and what their roles are. You may have language issues. Can you speak directly to a member of the staff who speaks your language?

How long will it take to resolve my case and what are the chances of a positive outcome?

When dealing with any governmental agency, it is nearly impossible to give a precise timetable as to how long your case will take to resolve. However, an experienced immigration attorney can at least give you a rough timetable and will be able to outline the steps that need to be taken. A reputable attorney will not make promises that he or she cannot keep. If promises sound too good to be true, they usually are.

How do you communicate with your clients?

Some law firms prefer to communicate via mail, while others will communicate with you via phone, email, or text. Find out how the firm will communicate with you. If they only communicate via snail mail, for instance, it may not be a good fit for you.

Have you dealt with cases similar to mine?

Each immigration case is different in its own right, but finding a law firm that has dealt with cases similar to yours can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.

It is important that you be proactive and to ask questions when seeking a qualified and experienced immigration law firm. The New Jersey immigration attorneys at Lubiner, Schmidt & Palumbo, LLC have decades of immigration law experience and will answer any questions you may have about your case honestly and accurately.

If you have questions concerning an immigration case, call us toll-free at (888) 847-2529 or contact us online to set up a consultation with one of our experienced and reputable attorneys.