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I was in deportation proceedings pending an asylum claim. Though I sought help from a number of immigration attorneys in NC and CA, none could truly empathize with my situation; but Prerna did. She understood the precariousness of my situation, and she understood how my legal situation had impacted me in the past and how it could impact my future. She always made me feel that I was in good hands; and with her help, my asylum claim was approved in April 2016. Even though I moved across the country, I still reach out to her from time-to-time with questions or concerns, and she has always been more than helpful and extremely responsive. I highly recommend her to anyone.May 12, 2018Review from Facebook
Prerna Lal made my experience to attain DACA very quick and easy. Amidst hiccups that we encountered Prerna was quick on her feet ensured that we responded to USCIS as quickly as possible. I didn’t feel like Prerna took my “case” as just a “case”. I highly recommend Prerna Lal to everyone who needs a dedicated immigration attorney.Apr 23, 2018
rerna Lal is very professional. She answers all questions clearly and is available to the client. One of the Best Immigration Attorneys in the Country. Prerna Lal is very professional. She answers all questions clearly and is available to the client. One of the Best Immigration Attorneys in the Country.Apr 23, 2018
Great first consultation, quick follow through with thorough research and organized advice, and courteous follow up. Prerna is knowledgeable, thoughtful, focused, and professional. Would absolutely come back, and would absolutely recommend Lal Legal to all my friends, family, and strangers who need an attorney to work hard for them. WouldJul 11, 2018
Prerna is one of the top immigrant rights activists and lawyers in the country. She passionately, creatively and zealously fights for her clients. Prerna has a brilliant mind and a fierce determination to ensure justice for all. She has already accomplished so much, and no doubt has an incredibly bright future ahead of her.May 4, 2018Review from Facebook
License Type: Attorney (DC)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Legal fees for complex cases can often break the budget. At the same time, we do not think someone should forego legal services just because of the expense. As a result, we have a sizable low-bono and pro-bono practice and we work with our client's budget.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The first step is scheduling an initial consultation to study a prospective client’s legal situation and analyze the facts of the case. The consultation is confidential and privileged, and is conducted with an attorney in person at our downtown office or over the phone or via Skype. During a typical consultation, we take whatever time is necessary to fully understand the situation in order to determine what relief may be available to you, your company, or your loved ones. For a small fee, we make sure to explain the relevant laws and how they apply to your specific case. During your consultation, we will also provide detailed information on the overall process and discuss your individual case’s issues, risks, and benefits. We will answer all your questions and make sure you understand the potential risks involved with choosing any of the options available to you. After the consultation, if you choose to hire us, the initial consultation fee is waived, or applied towards your total legal fees.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have worked at leading law firms and non-profits on both sides of the country, focusing on employment and family-based immigration law. As a law clerk, I worked at Trow & Rahal P.C., specializing in corporate and employment immigration matters, and at Benach Collopy LLP, specializing in complex immigration federal court litigation and removal defense. As a policy attorney in Washington D.C., I also worked at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC to craft federal policies such as extended DACA, DAPA, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal and parole-in-place for the family members of Filipino war veterans. Most of these policies remain in place even under the Trump Administration. Most recently, I served as the sole immigration counsel for over 500 students and their family members at the University of California, Berkeley, single-handedly creating and sustaining the most successful school-based legal services program in the United States for almost three years. At the East Bay Community Law Center, I also taught at the immigration law clinic for over two years and mentored a new generation of law students from across the country on how to become public interest attorneys.