How can I tell if my immigration or refugee legal representative is reliable?NewUpdated September 28
2. Talk to the person
Arrange a meeting, if possible, or phone appointment with the person. If they won't agree to a phone call, this could raise concerns. Ask if there will be a charge. Some legal representatives don't charge for the first meeting.
Others will charge you a fee to give you a legal opinion about your situation. This fee is usually only a part of what they will charge for your matter.
Ask questions about:
- their experience with similar legal issues
- how they would handle your case
- how the law affects your situation
- your options
- how long they think your case will take
- what you should do next