Humanitarian Parole Lawyers | Kalispell Office | Serving Columbia Falls, MT
1667 Whitefish Stage, Kalispell, MT 59903
Lead Counsel independently verifies Humanitarian Parole attorneys in Columbia Falls and checks their standing with Montana bar associations.Our Verification Process and Criteria
In order to qualify for humanitarian parole, a foreign national must have an emergency or medical situation, or a need to be in the US for safety or public interest reasons. There are certain factors involved in order to qualify for a humanitarian parole. For help with an application, or just general information a Columbia Falls humanitarian parole attorney can help you.
Humanitarian Parole is a last-resort method to obtaining entry into the US without a visa. If a visa can be obtained, generally humanitarian parole will not be granted, except for in urgent situations. Applying for humanitarian parole can be a tricky endeavor, but a skilled humanitarian parole attorney can help discuss your options.
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.
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.
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.
Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.
Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.