Seattle, Wash — Following the Department of Justice’s announced plans to close the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Avvo, the world’s leading online legal marketplace connecting consumers and lawyers, today announced it has launched a free hotline for DACA program recipients facing legal issues and questions. The toll-free hotline will help individuals and families by answering basic questions about what the announcement means and how it might affect them. Callers will have access to Avvo’s free Q&A forum and fixed-fee, limited scope legal services for immigration, and can be connected to the local immigration attorney of their choice.
“By launching this hotline for DACA program recipients, we’re able to offer immediate, personalized guidance to the many people affected by the Department of Justice’s announcement, and ultimately help more people receive the quality legal help that they deserve,” said Josh King, chief legal officer at Avvo. “We are fundamentally committed to helping consumers navigate our nation’s complicated legal system, and strive to provide easy access to the information and resources needed to make an informed decision about the legal issues they’re facing.”
Any DACA program recipients or family members facing legal issues can seek help by calling Avvo’s toll-free hotline at 1-888-380-4056. The hotline will be managed by Avvo, and is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST. The DACA program closes its renewal application window on October 5, 2017.
For further understanding of the legal implications of DACA, Avvo (@Avvo) chief legal officer Josh King will be hosting a live Twitter chat at 2 p.m. PST on Thursday, September 14. Follow @Avvo to join the discussion about DACA and the personal, legal, societal, and cultural effects of the Department of Justice’s decision to phase out the program. More information can be found on Avvo’s Facebook invite, and you can follow along during the conversation at that time here: www.twitter.com/avvo.
Avvo helps connects consumers to the legal help they need in multiple ways:
Directory: Consumers can contact the local lawyer of their choice through the Avvo directory, which features consumer reviews, ratings, and detailed profiles for 97% of all licensed attorneys in the United States. Consumers can filter searches based on location, consumer rating and language spoken, to help make finding and hiring the right lawyer easier.
Free Q&A Forum: Avvo lawyers also answer questions about immigration and family law in the company’s Q&A forum for free every day.
Fixed-fee Legal Services: The company also offers consumers legal help on-demand with legal guides and a selection of fixed-fee, limited scope legal services, starting at $39 for a 15-minute immigration advice session or $149 for a US citizenship application review with a local immigration attorney of the consumer’s choice.
To learn more about Avvo’s legal help hotline for DACA program recipients, explore detailed, informative legal content on immigration, or to connect with a local immigration attorney, visit www.avvo.com/daca or www.avvo.com.
About Avvo, Inc.
Avvo helps people find and connect with the right lawyer through industry leading content, tools and services. Founded in 2006 in Seattle, Avvo provides transparent information about attorneys, with Avvo-rated profiles for 97% of practicing lawyers in the United States. A free Q&A forum with more than 8 million questions and answers and on-demand legal services that provide professional counsel for a fixed cost, make legal faster and easier. For more information on how Avvo helps people through legal issues from research to resolution, visit www.avvo.com.