Regardless of the practice’s specialty, compiling mounds and mounds of paperwork is a fact of life for lawyers all over the planet. And if the focus is dealing with government in Immigration Law, the piles seem to grow higher than in other venues. Houston immigration lawyer Annie Banerjee knows all about this.
“The files keep piling up,” said Banerjee.”We do all that we can to make sure the files are stored in an orderly manner.”
The State Bar Association of Texas does not have any set rules when it comes to the maintenance and retention of files, meaning that it is up to the individual firm or lawyer to figure out their own means of getting this done and establishing an efficient system.
“Here are our policies,” Banerjee said. “We always keep duplicate documents instead of the originals; after a client gains his or her permanent residency, we let them know in writing that they must pick up their files with a 30-day period, or they will be shredded by us.”
“Also, our files are always kept past expiration dates for non-immigrant cases. For example, if an H-1B visa is good until June 22, 2012, we will make sure to keep it in our possession until at least a month later. Within that span, the client more than likely would have gone back to his or her home country, found a job through a different employer and no longer require our services or extended the status with their employer with the assistance of another lawyer.”
“We do keep duplicate forms and petitions in a secure server on line, for your protection and privacy. However, keep in mind that they are not signed and considered only our work product.”
Contact Houston immigration lawyer or Houston immigration attorney Annie Banerjee for more information at https://www.visatous.com.