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Many people ask why should they talk to a lawyer when most of the information are available for free online. Well, I would simply say that it is the same reason why you go to a doctor instead of just looking online for the types of medicines to cure your disease.

  1. Each case is different, what is good for one person might not be good for another;
  2. A good lawyer might see things in your case that a layperson or a non lawyer will not see;
  3. Sometimes you might do things with emotions and end up hurting your case;
  4. A lawyer is an officer of the court, when a lawyer presents a case, it is assumed that the lawyer is not lying;
  5. You are not versed in immigration law or any type of law for the matter, a good lawyer will be able to identify the strength or weakness of a case where you might not be able to identify on your own;
  6. A good lawyer will be able to be present with you at any interview. This will protect your interest and avoid abuses;
  7. Most attorneys prepare their clients doing mock interviews or mock trials;
  8. A good attorney will allow you to feel more confident;
  9. Immigration law and many other areas of law require special knowledge. An experienced lawyer will have such knowledge; and
  10. A lawyer will filter the case and let you know your chances of filing the case. It will not be wise to file something and hurt yourself in the process.

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Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).