1. If you have an immigration issue, always hire an attorney who is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
2. It is always a good idea to ask your friends for a recommendation.
3. It is always a good idea to retain an attorney who you can meet face-to-face. While there may be many good attorneys who offer their services over the internet, they may not be familiar with situations that are unique to Alaska.
4. Is the attorney a member of the Alaska Bar Association? The primary job of the Alaska Bar Association is to protect Alaskans from dishonest or unethical lawyers. This is an important protection. If you hire an internet lawyer this important protection might not be available. Always ask how long the attorney has been a lawyer in Alaska. Experience is important.