Holistic Legal Services provides ethical, competent legal services, with an approach that will help heal, empower, balance, and transform you.

HOLISTIC APPROACH

Holistic Legal Services is about treating the client as a whole person. But it also is about the lawyer bringing his or her whole self to the work with the client. The whole lawyer, or the holistic lawyer, is present, focused, sharp, compassionate, willing, understanding, assertive, strong, and ready to guide you through a confusing and complex experience with the legal system. By providing holistic legal services, the lawyer can bring the client to a better understanding of your own situation and also provide some perspective to ground you as you drift through the legal system. Holistic Legal Services provides ethical, competent legal services, with an approach that will help heal, empower, balance, and transform you. You will participate in an experience that will change you and free you, with the support of an expert.

Holistic Legal Services is about treating the client as a whole person. But it also is about the lawyer bringing his or her whole self to the work with the client

The concept for Holistic Legal Services was born when Ritu started law school and realized that lawyers were not being trained to the see the whole picture. In fact the training was to narrow down and spot the “issues” in the case and address those. She combined her legal education with social work to find a balance. Ritu knew she wanted to bring change to individuals who were in the midst of conflict so that the process could transform them. The legal profession has changed and continues to grow as an opportunity to heal others through competent representation. The lawyer is a healer and has immense responsibility to help her client to change and be free.

THE PROCESS

Holistic Legal Services will take you from the beginning of your case to the very end when you have your immigration documents in hand. We’ll be there to celebrate with you!

INITIAL CONSULTATION/CASE ANALYSIS
The first step is to meet with an attorney about your specific case. This first meeting can last up to 90 minutes and the fee is $250. In this meeting, your entire immigration and criminal history will be reviewed, your options explained, your questions answered, and the holistic legal services process introduced. If your case fits in our process, you will be given an individualized quote for services at that meeting. There is no obligation to continue.

The first step is to meet with an attorney about your specific case. This first meeting can last up to 90 minutes and the fee is $250. In this meeting, your entire immigration and criminal history will be reviewed, your options explained, your questions answered, and the holistic legal services process introduced. If your case fits in our process, you will be given an individualized quote for services at that meeting. There is no obligation to continue.

ENGAGEMENT
MEETING
When you choose to engage Holistic Legal Services to serve you in your immigration case, you will meet again with an attorney to sign an agreement and get the case started. This meeting lays the groundwork for the case and sets deadlines and goals so that you feel in control of your next steps.

When you choose to engage Holistic Legal Services to serve you in your immigration case, you will meet again with an attorney to sign an agreement and get the case started. This meeting lays the groundwork for the case and sets deadlines and goals so that you feel in control of your next steps.

DOCUMENT REVIEWS
refining evidence for submission
You will meet in person with us several times to assure you are putting forth your best evidence. You will have opportunities to have your documents reviewed and your questions answered.

refining evidence for submission
You will meet in person with us several times to assure you are putting forth your best evidence. You will have opportunities to have your documents reviewed and your questions answered.

FILING THE CASE
and case management of process
When both you and the attorney have determined that you are ready to file the case, you will review the forms and documents together, and the attorney will file your case for you. After filing, you will stay in close contact with us as your case is processed with the government and together tackle any issues that arise.

and case management of process
When both you and the attorney have determined that you are ready to file the case, you will review the forms and documents together, and the attorney will file your case for you. After filing, you will stay in close contact with us as your case is processed with the government and together tackle any issues that arise.

INTERVIEW PREPARATION
If there is an interview as part of your case, you will meet again with the attorney. At this point you will have a better understanding of what will happen and what you need to bring. Of course, the holistic approach includes legal representation at the interview – so you will not be alone on your interview day!

If there is an interview as part of your case, you will meet again with the attorney. At this point you will have a better understanding of what will happen and what you need to bring. Of course, the holistic approach includes legal representation at the interview – so you will not be alone on your interview day!

CASE APPROVED
document received
Congratulations- after much hard work, trust and determination, you are transformed into a legal resident or US citizen and have the documents to show for it.

document received
Congratulations- after much hard work, trust and determination, you are transformed into a legal resident or US citizen and have the documents to show for it.