Consultation fees are common in the practice of immigration law because the level of knowledge of immigration law required to accurately assess the options available to a prospective client, coupled with the amount of time required to obtain this information, deserve some fee for this effort. The immigration consultation fee is non-refundable. If the Thomas and Thomas Law Firm can help you, the consultation fee will be credited toward the entire legal fee. A receipt for payment will be provided to you after the consultation.
Purpose of Immigration Consultation: The immigration consultation allows for the U.S. company, U.S. citizen, immigrant or non- immigrant to decide whether the legal services provided by the Thomas and Thomas Law firm will be of use to them and whether the proposed terms and fees are satisfactory. At the immigration consultation, an attorney from the Thomas and Thomas Law firm will gather information to do the following:
Determine the goals of the client;
Identify immigration options that correspond to the client’s goals;
Establish the attorney-client relationship and the scope of the representation;
Determine government filing fees and attorney fees;
Set a short- and long-term agenda for the immigration case.
Scope of Representation for Immigration Consultation:
A. CONFIDENTIALITY: All information obtained during the immigration consultation will remain confidential. Please note that attorney- client communication is protected by the confidentiality rule except if the client informs the Thomas and Thomas Law firm that he plans on committing a future crime. B. TRUST: In order to properly represent our clients, it is necessary to have complete honesty. If the Thomas and Thomas Law firm suspects that a client is not telling the truth or is seeking to procure an immigration benefit by fraud (e.g., marrying a U.S. citizen for a green card), then it reserves the right to withdraw its representation.
C. RETAINER AGREEMENT: The Thomas and Thomas Law firm will represent a client only after signing a retainer agreement upon completion of an immigration consultation.
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The Thomas and Thomas practices immigration law, which is federal in nature, Thomas and Thomas Law Firm retains clients only after following specifically outlined immigration consultation procedures. The information continued on this site is intended to educate members of the public generally and in not intended t o provide solutions to individual problems. Readers are cautioned not to attempt to solve individual immigration problems on the basis of information contained herein and one strongly advised to contact on immigration lawyer.
Thomas and Thomas Law Firm Immigration Consultation Procedures