Q: How can I get truly free legal advice on here from someone holding a true Federal license to practice law?

In the past I have always asked a question about legal matters. All of which were answered with a very vague reply ending with "you should contact an attorney in your area." I understand that people need to make money but, when I don't have any to give...? So, how can I receive a full detailed answer from an attorney who holds a true Federal license to practice law and not one from an individual who only pays membership to remain a member of a State Bar? Or is there such a thing as attorney who doesn't have to be "admitted" into a Federal court?

3 Lawyer Answers
Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: There is no such thing as a "Federal license to practice law", but many of us are admitted to practice before various Federal Courts including the US Supreme Court.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: There is no federal license to practice law.

An attorney must be a member of a state bar and then the attorney may join the bars of different federal courts according to their procedures.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: You can check around for nonprofit agencies, such as the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) or Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services (LIRS) to see if they have any affiliated in your area. If you state your case, an attorney might also give you a free consult.

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