Want to ask a Canada immigration lawyer?

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Subject: Want to ask a Canada immigration lawyer?
  Hello,

I am writing to you from http://www.lawbench.com.

Lawbench lets users ask questions to U.S. immigration lawyers for a small fee.

If we bring [b]Canada immigration lawyers[/b] and consultants on the site, will you be willing to pay a small fee (US $9.95) to get your Canada immigration-related questions answered on the site?

Please let us know if you will find this useful for Canada immigration, and we can work with some Canada immigration lawyers to get them on board.

You can reply in this thread, or you can write to us directly at support@lawbe....com

Thank you for your time.

[14-08-2008,15:18]
[**.23.200.38]
swdvp
(in reply to: Want to ask a Canada immigration lawyer?)
and how would we be sure that the personal we are talking to is a lawyer? You would like to charge $9.95 to answer each and every question??

let met guess that is about $60 and hour?

Roy... we would be rich by now if we got $9.95 for every yes, no and maybe we posted on this forum.

[14-08-2008,15:53]
[**.155.160.37]
Sharon
(in reply to: Want to ask a Canada immigration lawyer?)
they have posted the pictures of lawyers, addresses and website address so there is no ambiguity that lawyers are answering the question. And if Canadian lawyers addresses and name etc. is posted on site then we can always confirm that lawyers are answering the questions.
[14-08-2008,16:20]
[***.50.205.242]
Mike
(in reply to: Want to ask a Canada immigration lawyer?)
Mike, you are joking, right???


[14-08-2008,17:01]
[**.155.160.37]
Sharon
(in reply to: Want to ask a Canada immigration lawyer?)
No, i am not joking sharon. I will give you an example. Therec are many lawyers in Toronto and other provinces in Canada. We have a law society where we can confirm the status of the lawyers by simply searching their names. Let say this site says, Mr. Mike (LLB,LLM) is going to answer your questions and they give my picture, my address, my phone no. my website address. And you are a client and you want to ask a question but you want to verify if i am a lawyer or not first of all. So you will verify my status through concerned law society. There you will also be able to find my contact information. So you may want to call me and say, Hi Mike, are you a member of this lwbench.com. And i would say, YES, or NO....if YES, go haed and ask the question, if NO, dont bother and report the site better business bureau or any other concerned authority. Or when Mr. Mike will say NO, i do not even know what is lawbench then you would tell, "Mr. Mike somebody is using your name on this site and making money and obviously i shall take care of these people then.

This is also a buisness now same like those membership of law firms where you pay around 10 or 11 dollars month and you get discount on consulations or if you have legal issues those lawyers assist you on discounted rates and there is some free stuff as well. Probably these lawyers do not get enough business so they came up this idea and introduced this scheme. From a business stand point this is a very good scheme and i am sure they must be making good amount of money. Most of the desperate people would not mind paying 9-10 dollars for serious answer for their questions. However, i doubt if any lawyser with good repute would join this program, only those who do not have enough work.

So the point is that there is no ambiguity that lawyers would be answering these questions but the questions is how good the lawyer is who is answering your question. as you know there are hundreds of lawyers, unemployed and poor, looking for some work. So this is site of those lawyers. I bet, if they get Canadian lawyers on site, they will be all those street lawyers with no business.

Do you know what i am saying????????????????

[14-08-2008,17:39]
[***.50.205.242]
Mike
(in reply to: Want to ask a Canada immigration lawyer?)
yes, I know what you are saying and I can´t believe you actually think what you are saying is valid.

without seeing someone´s drivers licence and having a webcam mounted on the computer... there is absolutely NO WAY you can verify who is answering your questions. And just because he is a lawyer does not mean he knows jack Sh&# about immigration or CIC so how good is the info you are getting.

you used interesting words - scheme, and ´I doubt if any lawyer with good repute would join this program´

Bingo. So maybe this is just a great way to get your visa number or other ID. Any good immigration lawyer or consultant would likely be more than happy to answer a $10 type question for free.

[14-08-2008,17:53]
[**.155.160.37]
Sharon
(in reply to: Want to ask a Canada immigration lawyer?)
LOL, read the disclaimer on the website


Disclaimer: This information is general in nature and is not intended, nor should it be construed, as legal advice. This post does not create any attorney-client relationship between us. For specific advice about your particular situation, consult an attorney.


Disclaimer: The information provided on Lawbench.com is for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. Lawbench.com is not a lawyer referral service, and no attorney-client or confidential relationship is or should be formed by use of the site. The attorney listings on Lawbench.com are informational only and do not in any way constitute a referral or endorsement by Lawbench.com or any approved or authorized lawyer referral service. Your access to and use of this site is subject to additional Terms and Conditions.

[14-08-2008,18:01]
[**.155.160.37]
Sharon
(in reply to: Want to ask a Canada immigration lawyer?)
for my visa card information , i am not worried, nowadys you card issuer covers every thing for fradulant activities so that i s not my concern....my concern is the credibility of the person who is answering your questions...trust me this is avery big business now....this is called networking. They get a lot of lawyers and make a lot of money. Lawyers get their name pop up with a nice picture for free as well with free advertisment. And as i said if you verify the information of lawyer before doing any transaction with them you have no probelm. Its not about 10 dollars only......remember this is a multi million dollar industry. If they are able to cater 10,000 client in a single day from all over the world, they would be making 100,000 dollars a day. Look at the bigger side of the picture.
[14-08-2008,18:02]
[***.50.205.242]
Mike
(in reply to: Want to ask a Canada immigration lawyer?)
it gets better...

What happens to my question after it is submitted?


As soon as your question is submitted, it gets assigned to the law firm you selected, or to a random law firm if that´s what you selected.
ANY LAWYER (or janitor) from the assigned law firm can answer your question.
Expect your question to be answered in 2 business days from the time it was submitted.
You will receive an email when a lawyer responds to your question, declines your question, or does not answer your question in 2 business days.

You may ask one follow-up question to the law firm, in case there are further clarifications to be made and the clarifications are related to the original question. Do not ask unrelated questions in a follow-up.

A law firm can decline to answer your question if they find your question to be vague, poorly constructed, long & complicated, outside their area of expertise, requiring significant research, or for any other reason.


What happens to my payment?


The processing fee for asking a question is NON -REFUNDABLE. However, if you do not receive a response from a law firm within 2 business days of asking a question, or if the law firm declines the question for any reason, you can re-use the deposit to ask another question to any law firm within the next 30 calendar days (similar to a store credit).

If you receive a response from a law firm within 2 business days, and the law firm has not declined the question, the deposit is consumed, and you cannot re-use the deposit towards another question

[14-08-2008,18:06]
[**.155.160.37]
Sharon
(in reply to: Want to ask a Canada immigration lawyer?)
yeah, this kind of practice would not give them a lot of business.
[14-08-2008,18:07]
[***.50.205.242]
Mike
(in reply to: Want to ask a Canada immigration lawyer?)
knock yourself out, Mike.
[14-08-2008,18:08]
[**.155.160.37]
Sharon