You don’t always need to hire a lawyer to handle your immigration matter but you should at least take some time to consider the ways an immigration lawyer can help you.
Why Hire an Immigration Lawyer
Immigration law is a specialty. An experienced immigration lawyer can make a big difference in the results you get. If you decide to hire a lawyer, you’ll want to find someone who focuses only or almost exclusively on immigration issues, rather than using a general practice lawyer or a lawyer who concentrates on some other legal subject.
Resources for Finding Immigration Lawyers
Here are some recommended ways to find an immigration lawyer:
Ask around. Without a doubt, the best way to find a good lawyer is to ask friends, family, work associates -- anyone you know and trust. Even if they don’t personally know an immigration lawyer, they may know another lawyer they like. And that lawyer may be able to direct you to a good immigration attorney.
Ask your local bar association. The State Bar of California maintains a lawyer directory. This directory can provide you with names of immigration lawyers in your area who are in good standing with the bar association. Do keep in mind, however, that the bar association doesn’t screen the lawyers for the amount of experience they have or for their competence. It’s up to you to interview each attorney to find out whether they have the experience you need.
Online lawyer directories. Here are a few websites that offer directories of attorneys serving Woody, CA. Because different attorneys list with different directories, we offer you a choice so you can consider a selection of Woody, CA immigration lawyers. Like bar association directories, these lawyers have probably not been screened for their qualifications or competence. Lawyers usually self-report their information, so be prepared to do your homework and ask each lawyer about their experience before hiring anyone.
- Nolo Lawyer Directory of Immigration Attorneys
- Justia.com California Lawyer Directory
- Findlaw Directory of Immigration Lawyers
Low-cost legal aid services. If your income is low, you may be able to get immigration assistance or advice from a local legal aid organization.
- Free legal services in California from Legal Services Corporation
- Your local law school may have a free legal clinic where law students, supervised by their professors, offer legal help. Click on your state to find the law school closest to you.
Finally, if you wish to be directly connected with an immigration lawyer in Woody, CA, you can visit our California Lawyers Page and enter your zip code. A local lawyer will then get in touch with you.