Call Policy - Office policy is to return all phone calls within 24 hours on weekdays and on the first business day following a weekend or holiday. If you are recently detained or concerned about an imminent arrest, inform the receptionist and they will patch you through to Christopher's cellphone.
Office Hours & Consultations
The office is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We meet with new clients on Tuesdays by prior appointment only. Consultations cost $150.00. Consultations for cases involving domestic violence or human trafficking are free.
Fees, Sliding Scale & Pro Bono
Sliding Scale & Pro Bono - To assist those immigrants who begin with little, we offer sliding scale rates or pro-bono representation to clients pre-screened and referred to us by reputable nonprofit organizations. The firm has accepted and/or currently represents pro bono and sliding scale clients referred by the North Fork Spanish Apostolate, Centro Corazon de Maria in Hampton Bays, the Rural and Migrant Ministry, the Empire Justice Center, OLA of Eastern Long Island, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) - Childrens' Docket, and Brooklyn Defender Services.
Given the sometimes overwhelming nature of this practice, sliding scale rates and pro bono representation will be offered only when the office believes it has the capacity to competently represent such clients.