Top Edgewood, NM Employment Based Immigration Lawyers Near You

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  • Noble Vrapi

    Employment Based Immigration Lawyers | Serving Edgewood, NM

    Employment Based Immigration Lawyers | Serving Edgewood, NM

  • Holland & Hart LLP

    Employment Based Immigration Lawyers | Serving Edgewood, NM

    Employment Based Immigration Lawyers | Serving Edgewood, NM

Edgewood Employment Based Immigration Information

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Employment Based Immigration Options

Employers, and in some cases individuals, may petition to have prospective employees immigrate into the United States using an employment based status. Employment categories range from those with extraordinary abilities and skills, advanced degrees to unskilled workers.

Employment Based Immigration Legal Assistance

Immigration law is highly complex and the regulations are constantly changing. Employment based immigration involves extensive documentation and preparation. To improve a petitioner’s chances for success, the assistance of an Edgewood immigration lawyer experienced in employment visas is necessary.

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.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it’s possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

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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