You do not necessarily need a lawyer at the asylum interview, although you can have one if you so desire. However, it may be very wise to have a lawyer prepare you for the interview, review your forms, your affidavit, your corroborating evidence, and ask you questions regarding it to make sure it passes.
As to experienced attorneys in your area, there are many of us, but you should pick whomever you may trust the most and feel more comfortable.
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Do you need one by law no. Should you have one to be there and discuss your presentation at the Asylum office? Absolutely.
No, you don't 'need' an attorney ... but it is a good idea. Referral links are below.
Franco Capriotti - Senior Legal Counsel & Former Professor of Immigration Law - Capriotti International Law
FIRST 5-10 MINUTE CONSULTATION IS FREE (SKYPE or phone only). e-mail to set up a time that is convenient for both of us: [email protected]
NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE, WE CAN HELP. Our services are not limited by State, nor International bounderies. Our licenses allow us to represent people worldwide.
Do not rely completely on information you get on a website. It is always wise to consult personally with an immigration attorney before taking any action.
Consider contacting one of the attorneys on Avvo, or www.ailalawyer.com - If you are low income go here: www.justice.gov/eoir/probono/states.htm or http://www.immigrationlawhelp.org/
FORMER IMMIGRATION LAW PROFESSOR -- LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This answer is offered for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.
It is recommended that you have an attorney. In the event that the asylum officer denies your case you will be referred to the Immigration Court in Orlando and be given an opportunity to present your case to the immigration judge.
I strongly suggest you retain an experienced attorney to assist you however it is not required.
For representation at the Asylum interview or the Orlando Court call my office at (904) 296-7702 or WWW.MulderLawOffice.com
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