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Melanie Gleason Immigration Law


Melanie Gleason Immigration Law


welcome to my virtual law office

i specialize in family-based immigration

To schedule a 30 minute legal strategy session on your potential immigration claim, please fill out the following: 

  • The strategy session fee is $50. This amount will be credited towards the total flat fee if a legal agreement is signed.
  • After I receive your request, I will reply within one business day. If you would like to move forward with the legal strategy session, I will send you a link to schedule a time to speak via phone/video.
  • The strategy session fee is also due before our scheduled time. I look forward to speaking with you!
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how does the virtual immigration law office work?

1. schedule confidential consultation

Using the form above, schedule your confidential consultation using the phone, Skype, or other video chat client of your preference. Once you submit the above form, I will email you with a link to specifically schedule your 30 minute consultation. Note: Due to the virtual nature of the office, I am unable to take cases that require in-court representation at this time.

2. Fill out intake form

To determine the major elements in your claim, you will fill out an intake form outlining the details of your immigration case. We will discuss more in detail during the consultation.

3. Sign representation agreement

After the consultation, if you decide to move forward with hiring me as your attorney, you will sign a representation agreement for the scope of the legal services provided.

4. Access case information and confidential attorney/client communications through secure client-specific portal

Because of amazing modern technology, all of our attorney/client communications can be done 100% online. You will receive complete access to online portals to be able to view your case status, communicate with me real-time, and ask any questions about your claim. 

5. Receive notifications/communications from attorney real-time

If you have any questions/concerns about your case, you can easily access me via email or the client portal. Also, if there are any updates on my end regarding your case, you will find out immediately.

6. Upload supporting case documents

Many times, claims ask for supplemental documentation. This documentation can be uploaded via the client portal and attached to your case.

7. View case status

As the case is pending, you can look at any/all case updates in the client portal.

8. Review application 

Together, we will ensure that the application is completely accurate before sending.

9. I submit the application to USCIS and handle any necessary follow-up

I will submit the application on  your behalf to USCIS and handle any questions or inquiries that may potentially surface. 

mission and vision

I am an immigration rights attorney who is the daughter of a Thai immigrant and an inner city Clevelander. As a second generation immigrant who grew up in suburban Boston, I personally understand and empathize with many personal and legal issues that immigrants may face.

I founded my own Virtual Law Office (VLO) after a year traveling throughout the US giving pro bono legal services via my ongoing crowdfunded project, Attorney on the Move. I worked in a number of immigration detention centers and legal services organizations helping to provide much needed legal help and relief. I have seen firsthand that the immigrant community is boosting our local and national economies and contributing so much to society.

I believe that the immigrant community has deep intersectionalities with many other oppressive institutions in the US and around the world: racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism--the list goes on. Specializing in immigrant justice work is the best way I can make the deepest and most heartfelt contribution in pushing back against the status quo as it may intersect with any number of these -isms.

I am offering a sliding scale model for immigration services for those who qualify. I believe legal representation should be accessible for all. I am a Massachusetts licensed attorney and am authorized under federal law to represent clients in immigration matters throughout the United States. My law office is designed to offer immigration services to those who otherwise can’t access it, such as those living in rural areas -- or for those who prefer the ease of working with their attorney from the comfort of their own home.

For further inquiries or to see if we can work together, please use the form above -- thank you!