Avoiding fraudFiling a complaintAdditional legal resources for immigrants – CaliforniaAdditional legal resources for immigrants – nationalLocating free or low-cost legal help
The State Bar has information that can help immigrants avoid fraud when looking for legal services. Whether you hire an attorney or a legal consultant, it's important to know your rights and how to protect yourself.
If someone promises immigration legal services, but you suspect them of misconduct, you should file a complaint. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to file a complaint and the State Bar will not ask you about your immigration status. Common reasons clients file a complaint against their attorney:
Multilingual attorney misconduct complaint forms
Multilingual complaint forms for the unauthorized practice of law