Top Metairie Deferred Action Attorneys Near You

The Immigration Law Firm of New Orleans

Deferred Action Attorney | Metairie, LA

504-931-5355

Experienced Attorney Focused Solely on Immigration Law.

Shelby Law Firm

Deferred Action Attorney | Serving Metairie, LA

Free Consultation

225-366-8945

If You Are Looking For a Lawyer Who Understands the Challenges You Face While Respecting the Personal Issues Involved in Complex Immigration Legal Proceedings, Contact Us Today.

At the Shelby Law Firm, we are a team of diverse attorneys dedicated to providing quality customer service and excellent legal representation. We take our responsibility to our clients very seriously. As approachable, dedicated lawyers, we make sure our clients understand their legal options, so they can make the best decisions for their future. Understanding the urgency …

Immigration & Nationality Law Group

Deferred Action Attorney | Serving Metairie, LA

Se Habla Español

504-517-0989

We Focus our Practice Solely on Immigration and the Many Issues that Surround it, Primarily those Relating to Employment

The legal team at Immigration & Nationality Law Group focuses on providing skilled representation to businesses and individuals in need of assistance with immigration related matters. Founding Attorney Kristie L. Bowerman represents clients from around the world. Her clients have included Fortune 100 and 500 companies, professional sports teams; a recognized, …

The Law Office of James A. Graham

Deferred Action Attorney | Serving Metairie, LA

Free Consultation

504-702-6921

Our Firm Focuses in Protecting the Rights of Immigrants. Call Today for Help.

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Do You Qualify for Deferred Action?

If you want to apply for Deferred Action (DACA) but do not know if you qualify, a skilled deferred action attorney can help you determine your eligibility. There are certain criteria that one must meet in order to qualify and a Metairie attorney can help you apply for deferred action if you do qualify.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Certain young people who were brought to the United States as children without legal permission to be here, and who do don't present a risk to national security or public safety and meet several other criteria, may be able to apply for Deferred Action. If you believe you may qualify for Deferred Action, you should seek an attorney.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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