We typically determine the legal fees at the end of our initial consultation.
At Lal Legal APLC, we understand that your time is valuable. We want to commit our time in getting to know you and examining the details of your case. Typically, clients are scheduled for an hour long consultation with the attorney at our Downtown Berkeley office or over the phone or video call. During the consultation, our attorney screens you for all available forms of relief, provides you with critical information, and a roadmap with regards to your legal situation, which you typically do not get with a free consult. Consults range from $100-$200 per hour depending on the situation.
Free Consults for Front-Line Workers
We have been conducting free consults for front-line workers and their family members during this pandemic. People who wish to obtain a consult or see if they have any immigration options during this time should complete our consult form. We can then evaluate whether the person has any immigration options and get back to you to set up a time to talk.
Please do not call or email the firm to arrange a consult through this option until we have had at least 7 business days to process the consult form.
Low-Bono Assistance for Humanitarian Applications
At Lal Legal, we serve community, hence we have several applications that we do for low-cost for our clients and community members, including DACA renewals, TPS (both initial and late) renewals, green card renewals and work permit renewals. We also assist survivors of domestic violence and labor trafficking on a low-bono basis.
For most cases, after an initial consult with an attorney, we are happy to quote you one flat-fee and create a fee schedule, so you can budget your legal fees in advance. Keep in mind that some government forms and certain forms of relief may require application fees. Our fees include any copying, mailing, and similar costs so you don’t have to worry about them.
We’re happy to provide services to you on an hourly basis. This is the least predictable option but for matters that do not require much time, this may be the most cost-effective for you.
When it is difficult to forecast your legal needs or you need us to work on an as-needed basis, on ongoing matters or simply to serve as general counsel on some legal questions, having us on retainer often represents your best option.
We’ll work with you to figure out the best option for your legal needs. Contact us today for a consultation on how we can best serve you.
We also accept cashier’s and personal checks, money orders, payment through Venmo, and most major credit cards. Most clients can pay their monthly bill for Lal Legal APLC through LawPay.