Talk One-on-One with Attorney Heather
We provide the options of an in-person, telephone, or Skype appointment for Attorney Heather to evaluate your case in depth to address the complexities of your particular case and immigration history and the potential options available to you.
During your appointment, you will learn:
- Attorney Heather’s specific recommendations and your best options;
- your chances of approval with her representation; and
- how much the case will cost.
There is no obligation to hire Attorney Heather for your case after that. Instead, you will walk out of the appointment with a true sense of clarity of what you should do next to get back control of your immigration case and your future.
Attorney Heather’s case evaluation fee: $250 for a 45 minute appointment. Skype, phone, or in person*
We accept Visa, MC, Amex, and Discover for case evaluation payments as we do for legal fees.
Why Pay for a Case Evaluation Appointment?
We credit your fee. If Attorney Heather is able to take your case and believes you have a good chance at being successful with her, we will credit your Case Evaluation appointment fee against any future legal fees or services. So. . . if your case costs $2500, we will take $250 off of that to start (so basically, your case evaluation appointment would be free)
If your case is complicated or complex, you need an expert who can tell it to you straight. Attorney Heather has an extremely high success rate because her clients are willing to put in the work and she advises carefully with detail on each and every case. Attorney Heather doesn’t take every case that comes in the door. We don’t want to waste your money or get your hopes up.
- 95% of the potential clients who have case evaluation appointments with Attorney Heather become our clients - that’s how useful and practical the information and advice is that you will receive. We won’t leave you hanging. And if it’s too risky for you to expose yourself to Immigration or if your case is just not strong enough, we’ll tell it to you straight. We don’t get people’s hopes up and take their money with no realistic hope.
But Don’t Take Our Word For It! Our clients share their experiences from the initial case evaluation:
David, Long Beach, CA writes:
I am so impressed with Heather, she made what seemed impossible obtaining a green card for my wife into a success! Due to my wife’s legal status here in the U.S. we were very doubtful of ever being able to get her a green card.
We had met with many lawyers before who either seemed not too interested in helping us or lawyers who didn’t seem very knowledgeable with all the details involved concerning our case. What stood out with Heather that many lawyers were lacking was that she is personable, extremely detailed, and and shows true interest. She explained to us how the whole immigration process would be and our chances of success. We were so impressed with Heather and her knowledge that my wife and I put our complete trust in her to take on our case.
Heather was right with us the whole way through, from the very start to the very end. She is extremely detailed and organized in her work and was always there to answer our questions. Heather was very accessible either by phone or email and was prompted to get back to me. Heather by far is a great lawyer. She gave my wife and me not only hope but the opportunity for my wife to be a legal resident with a great future ahead of us. Thank you Heather!
Read David and his wife’s Story here (10 year bar waiver).
EA, Oklahoma City, OK writes:
You should definitely contact her and listen to what she has to say about your case. Once you hear her solution you probably won’t be contacting anybody else, or if you already did you will see the difference.
Read the client’s story here (misrepresentation waiver).
Paul, San Jose, CA writes:
Heather Pool with no doubt the best immigration attorney. From the first initial meeting, Heather took the time to learn the case write notes I knew that she will handle my case professionally and she did. Working with her was great not only the outcome was a success, I was impressed by the level of professionalism, preparations, interviews, I could not expect or ask for more. she also took the time to explain the process, keep me updated, remind me of meetings, always returned my calls, responded clearly to my questions and making sure i understood the answers.
It was great working with her during this all process and I highly recommend anyone in the situation where need a lawyer to contact her.
Read the client’s story here (VAWA abused spouse green card)
Frequently Asked Questions
I live outside of California. Can Heather Still Represent Me?
Yes! A majority of our clients are outside of our area and outside of California. Immigration law is based on federal law, not state law. As a result, we can and do represent clients in immigration matters across the U.S. Heather often travels to CIS green card interviews out of state and represents clients in immigration court proceedings outside of California.
It is very easy to work with us,whether it’s easily getting us documents for Heather’s review or editing/drafting documents together. Heather and our staff is very accessible via email and we utilize dropbox, skype, fed ex, faxes, the good old fashion phone, and other technology services to make it easy for our clients to work with us from anywhere on the planet.
How much will my immigration case cost if I work with Attorney Heather?
Legal fees depend on the type of case you have and any complexities involved, which many times has to do with your immigration history. Attorney Heather will go over the legal fees for your particular case after speaking with you during your case evaluation. She will also go over our payment and discount plans available; we work to make working with us financially feasible for you. As always, there is no obligation to hire Heather.
Payment and discount plans are available for most services.
So You’ve Booked An Appointment with Attorney Heather. Now What?
Make the most out of your Case Evaluation appointment.
If you have received a Request for Further Evidence, a court date in immigration court, an adjustment of status interview, etc., we need to see those docs! Get the most out of your case evaluation by sending these to us ahead of time. Send us any past or current immigration decisions or notices and criminal documents if you have ever been arrested or ever applied for any immigration benefit (i.e., receipt notices, approval notices, Notice to Appear (NTA) in removal proceedings, removal order, criminal transcripts) prior to your case evaluation so Attorney Heather can see the full picture and flesh out how that history could affect your options. You can choose to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or send us an invitation to a dropbox folder containing the documents prior to your appointment.
If Skype or phone case evaluation appointment, please plan to be in a place where you have some privacy. We want to make sure that you can talk about your sensitive history and are not distracted by others in the room. And plan to have something to take notes on; immigration can get complicated. Attorney Heather can break it down as much as possible to understand the full picture but don’t count on your memory!
Trying to file your case yourself? Do not arrange a case evaluation if you are trying to file the case on your own, without an attorney. Heather will not tell you how to file your case, what documents or forms to use, or otherwise instruct you on doing it yourself. This would be aiding you in the unlawful practice of law, which is unethical for an Attorney and illegal.
Case Evaluation Cancellation/Postponement policies:
Cancellations made within 24 hours of the reserved appointment time are non-refundable as Attorney Heather has reserved this time in her schedule specifically for you and has postponed others’ time slots to keep your’s. Our staff will reschedule your appointment if you need to postpone one time without charge. A second rescheduling will incur an additional fee.
Follow up/2nd Case Evaluation Appointments:
Sometimes, you’re just not ready to get started after the first case evaluation. If you want a follow up case evaluation due to changed circumstances or to speak with the Attorney again, the fee for a follow up (second) case evaluation appointment with Attorney Heather is $250 (but the 2nd case evaluation appointment is not credited to your account/future legal fees; only the first case evaluation appointment is credited).
Why Should I Hire a Competent Immigration Lawyer? My Friend Recommends a Notario or Document Preparer.
An attorney can recommend the best ways for you to obtain legal status and utilize the system to your advantage because she has the experience to do so;
- An attorney can complete and submit your applications properly so you don’t waste money on having to re-file forms for filing the wrong ones,
- or delay receiving vital authorization to work or worse, fall out of lawful immigration status because you filed the wrong forms or not by the right time;
- An attorney can help you stay current on the new laws that affect you, will act as your guide and interpreter through the ever-changing and complicated field of immigration law and the legal language. Generalized information is not a substitute for a detailed, fully informed analysis of your situation;
- An attorney is authorized to speak for you in discussions with the CIS (INS) or represent you in court.
When meeting with an attorney from our office, we could alert you to potential unlawful presence or other problems you could encounter in trying to get your green card or trying to re-enter the U.S. if you should leave, information you may not understand or even know of on your own.
WATCH OUT FOR NOTARIES, DOCUMENT PREPARERS, AND CONSULTANTS!
Beware of unlicensed operators who promise immigration benefits or assistance for less than what an attorney would charge you. These individuals commonly refer to themselves as “immigration consultants” and advertise in local ethnic newspapers and yellow pages. They are not accountable to anyone, have no ethical standards they must comply with, are not licensed, and worst of all, they are known for taking people’s money and doing nothing. Some may even lie to the government in your name for a quick, simple solution that in the end may result in your deportation or permanent exclusion from the U.S.
Also, watch out for notaries (“notarios”), service bureaus, travel agents, or others who promise quick, easy solutions to immigration problems. Beware of lawyers from other countries who are not licensed to practice in the U.S. and do not know U.S. laws, people who say they “know someone” who has an “inside track” or anyone who wants money to influence or bribe a CIS (INS) official.
Call Today to Book Your Case Evaluation with Attorney Heather: 877-486-2678 (HUMAN RTS) Or, You can Book It Yourself Right Here:
* in-person evaluations are available at our Pasadena, CA and Costa Mesa, CA locations. Skype Case Evaluation appointmentss are available throughout the U.S. and the world.
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