Hi I need a lawyer for J1 waiver based on exceptional hardship on spouse. I am more than willing to pay. I have money saved. But just dont know how to find a good lawyer. Whoever I ask says I have a strong case and they can do it but nobody show me any evidence that they have experience with J1 waiver. I know more than most of the lawyers I interviewed. Can someone help me find good lawyer? HOW TO FIND OUT IF A LAYWYER HAS ANY EXPERIENCE WITH J1? I can work with a lawyer outside of Ohio but would that be too difficult? Sending documents back and forth is kind of difficult. Plus I want to see the lawyer before paying thousands of dollars.Any help? I have been looking for a lawyer for over a year. Some lawyers do not know anything about J1 waiver but still wanted to take my case.DidntBuyit!
You can find some wonderful lawyers here. Click on Find a Lawyer tab and put your location. Then, you will find some. Read reviews, AVVO ratings and all other factors that come into play. Then, schedule a consultation. I think all of these steps will help you decide on which lawyer is best suited for your needs.
You'll have to do the research. This forum is a good resource. Ask friends and associates who are going through the same process or other immigration processes if they have good recommendations or particular bad experiences to share. Look at the lawyer's website, check on their ratings, interview the attorney and ask what ratio of attorneys and paralegals the firm has, ask who will be handling the case. Are you paying per minute or hour or is it a flat fee? Ask how involved you will be able to be and how much opportunity will you have to discuss the status and progress of the case with the attorney. The size of the firm does not always indicate ability, while sometimes it does. Beware, though, some larger firms have an attorney who interviews clients and paralegals or law clerks who end up working on the cases and the client never sees or talks to the attorney after initial interview. In the end, it will be your decision who provides greatest knowledge and comfort when discussing and going through the process with you. Good luck!
You can check with local bar associations, AILA, on this website, but as to the qualifications of the individual lawyer you will have to do your own research.
Attorney Robert Brown's (former INS Director, 1972-99) reply to your question is general in nature, and does not constitute legal advice as all facts are known to him. For specific advice or representation you should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law. Mr. Brown's reply on AVVO does not create an attorney/client relationship not constitute legal advice.
You may want to select an immigration attorney who has lots of experience in physician cases. These lawyers must do constantly obtain J waivers for their clients. Please see
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
Dependent on your exceptional hardship, an experienced immigration attorney can probably help you obtain a J1 waiver but more facts are needed to determine if your case would be suitable to petition for a hardship waiver. You can contact an attorney from Avvo who can determine if you're a good candidate for this waiver. Best of luck to you.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline