Asked in Legal Malpractice and Immigration Law for New Jersey

Q: I would need a letter from my attorney explaining the error they made. How can they make it legal and valid?

They are immigration attorneys and made a mistake regarding my immigration status in the US.

Should the letter be notarized, legalized, etc.? I will need to file that letter with new attorneys/immigration offices/government office, and therefore, I would like to make sure that letter will be accepted as valid and real.

Thank you so much!

2 Lawyer Answers
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: This reads like a very complicated challenge that should be handled by another attorney who knows what they are doing. Much more information is needed, but rather quickly. Justia.com is not geared to do anything other than encourage you to hire another attorney in such situations.

At times, and for various reasons, immigrants choose to go forward with a filing using an over confident law firm or a firm that may rely upon too few or less thorough staff members. In the end, the attorneys must review and be responsible for all filings.

It is unclear and less likely that you can handle this matter on your own. It is unclear whether you qualify for the visa. As a result, I strongly recommend a teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there is not enough time to correct the situation, if possible. Good luck.

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
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Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: There is no procedure such as you suggest. There may be an appeal based on ineffective assistance of counsel. however, it is necessary to knnow the facts and review the case. Secondly, any such allegation is time sensitive.

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