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Do I need a lawyer for the Green Card process?

Old Apr 21st 2001, 4:24 am
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Jan
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During the last ten days, I have almost called every "immigration" lawyer listed in
the yellow pages and that I could find on the internet in the Seattle area. The
result: not a single returned phone call; not a single returned email. I managed to
get a hold of one yesterday who put me on hold numerous times while answering other
calls. This guy then took offense when I asked him about his experience in RIR cases.
He would not answer my question which was: do you typically do ones, tens, hundreds
of these cases a year? He said "I gotta go now" and slammed the phone down. I though
my question was quite reasonable...

Should I conclude that immigration lawyers are not really looking for work? If so,
what incentive would they have to do a good job? What value will they add to the
process for the $5k or $6k that I am to pay them? Should I just do it myself?

Another question: Is there any reason why the lawyer should practise locally
where you work?
 
Old Apr 21st 2001, 4:50 am
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Joachim Feise
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Jan wrote: ...
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No. There are just too many pitfalls.

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No. Immigration law is federal. Just get a good one. My lawyer was based on the East
Coast, while I'm on the West Coast. I haven't ever met my lawyer in person. BTW, I
found that lawyer after having bad experiences with an "immigration" lawyer in the
Seattle area...

-Joe
 
Old Apr 21st 2001, 5:21 pm
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Who was your lawyer in the east coast? How much did they charge for the
greencard process?

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[usenetquote2]> > to the process for the $5k or $6k that I am to pay them?[/usenetquote2]
Should I
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