A FREE 10 min case evaluation is available by phone.
Longer case consultations (45 min.) will be scheduled at attorney's discretion. See "Note Regarding Complimentary Consultations"
Scheduled Consultations may be scheduled in person or through most major social media platforms like Apple Face Time, Skype, Whats App and Zoom. For Pacifica Legal client security, we also prefer to transact client communications through encrypted platforms such as secured email, Whats App and Telegram and of course through regular postal services.
STILL EXPECT waiting times for USCIS communications/ applications & U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals case decision time tables to be longer due to their COVID 19 policies and current open border complications.
Since many immigrants know other immigrants that might need an attorney, Pacifica Legal even provides a referral incentive that allows a client 10% deduction credit off their outstanding balance up to 3 times if that someone they know enters into a signed attorney / client contract for our services.
There are some consultations that are arranged only for a specific service that doesn't require any attorney/client agreement but will be stipulated through a specialized contract .
A consultation with an immigration attorney can cost as much as $450.00 + for an hour. In the past our attorney has initially offered free consultations and found that the cumulative effect of free consultations without further consideration to engage legal representation became a drain on the attorney's time and service to Pacifica Legal clients. There are pro bono (free) immigration counseling services that are available for those types of needs but In the long run, these agencies are overworked with few truly motivated to a greater commitment towards your case.
Understandably, there are budget concerns on the part of most that are shopping around and/or want to try filing themselves. However, what one saves in filing themselves or getting a "cheaper deal" has been lost in court! Truly, your WHOLE LIFE and that of family members is TOO IMPORTANT to RISK in the search for bargain basement prices.
Immigration law is complex and not a "one size fits all" solution through simple form filing. Each case has a unique history and in the processing, individual challenges may arise, in which when considered carefully by an experienced attorney, can make all the difference in success or failure in case outcome. In these consultations, a lawyer is dedicating his time and expertise to a proper case analysis and strategy which IS NOT the same as spending 15 minutes with a notario or document service preparer who now are prohibited by California state law from giving any legal advice in the course of providing document service.
Therefore, as this country and its people recently have fallen on difficult times, we have temporarily adjusted consultation prices to a free pre-evaluation period of 10 min. by phone followed by a longer complimentary consultation, in person or virtually, at the attorneys discretion that will better afford fair time considerations to both clients and perspective clients.