AILA New England Classifieds

LEGAL AID SENIOR SUPERVISING ATTORNEY

IMMIGRATION LAW

 

(Posted 5/13/2022; Delete 8/14/2022)

 

Central West Justice Center (CWJC), a subsidiary of Community Legal Aid, seeks an experienced immigration attorney for a Senior Supervising Attorney (SSA) position. CWJC’s immigration team currently includes one supervisor, two intake paralegals, one case manager, and 10 attorneys working in multiple offices throughout Central and Western Massachusetts. CWJC seeks to add another supervisor to help oversee the work of its talented and dedicated immigration team.

The SSA will work out of CWJC’s Springfield office, will handle a caseload commensurate with their other duties, and will supervise the legal work of immigration advocates focused on asylum, SIJ petitions, U and T visas, and VAWA relief. This supervision will include co-counseling cases; editing pleadings and briefs; preparing attorneys for and observing them in agency proceedings and court; and engaging in regular case reviews. The SSA will also assist with coordinating the training of staff and be responsible for relationship-building with local partners. In addition, the attorney will work with CWJC’s Director in conducting annual performance reviews of staff and will assist in writing grant applications and reports.

QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Mass. Bar or entitlement to practice under a Mass. practice rule required. Must have at least five years of experience as an immigration attorney, with significant experience in humanitarian relief. Experience with low-income populations, ability to work collaboratively, and strong supervision and communication skills required. Salary DOE.  Liberal fringe benefits package. Candidate must be in compliance with CLA/CWJC’s non-bargaining unit vaccination policy prior to the start of employment.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: avaughan@cla-ma.org, or mail to Alicia Vaughan, Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608. CWJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. CWJC encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

 

Immigration law firm in Newton, MA seeks a full-time experienced immigration paralegal

 

(Posted 5/13/2022; Delete 6/14/2022)

 

Immigration law firm in Newton, MA seeks a full-time experienced immigration paralegal to work onsite three days a week and remotely for the rest of the five days, although there is flexibility with more remote work available some weeks).  The position involves working independently while at the worksite.

The paralegal will prepare all types of employment and family-based immigration cases, including adjustment of status cases, PERM labor certifications, immigrant visa petitions (including NIWs, outstanding researcher, etc.) and H-1Bs. The paralegal will use an online immigration portal (INSZoom) and government websites to prepare LCAs, prevailing wage requests and PERMs.

The candidate must have at least two years of experience as a paralegal specializing in business immigration, excellent writing skills, strong organizational skills, be very detail-oriented and be able to work well under pressure and with deadlines.

Wages are on an hourly basis.

Please e-mail your resume to Attorney Monique Kornfeld at mkornfeld@mhkimmigration.com.

 

 

Immigration & Global Mobility Advocates in Westbrook, ME Seeks Paralegal & Attorney

(Posted 5/3/22 Delete 8/4/22)

Immigration & Global Mobility Advocates in Westbrook, Maine is currently seeking to fill full-time paralegal and attorney positions for its office in Westbrook, Maine.

There are positions available for attorneys and paralegals in the Removal Defense/Asylum section –affirmative asylum and removal defense, including defensive asylum and other forms of relief. These positions will also involve some family immigration work.

There are positions available for attorneys and paralegals in the Employment/Investor section – preparation of immigrant and nonimmigrant employment and investor visas (PERM, EB-5, Extraordinary Ability petitions, O-1, H-1B, L-1A/B & E-2).

Substantial direct client contact with all positions.

Salary is a function of experience.

Please send cover letter and c.v. by email to George Hepner at george@georgehepner.com.

 

Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C., Boston, MA

(Posted 04/26/2022; Delete 07/27/2022)

Immigration Practice Manager

Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C., located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, seeks an Immigration Practice Manager for a full-time, 40 hrs/week position. We are dynamic eight attorney and twelve paralegal immigration law firm serving professionals, businesses, and academic institutions. Our clients are leaders in medicine, engineering, bio-technology, and academia.  We are seeking a Practice Manager to:

Process Flow:

  • Develop or enhance, implement and document internal case processing and procedures.
  • Review current internal paralegal workflow processes and procedures to document procedures in place.
  • Develop or enhance and implement paralegal case management processes and procedures.
  • Train or re-train paralegals on proper processes and procedures.
  • Work with Billing to identify areas for improvement as they relate to Paralegal involvement.

Database Management & Reporting:

  • Serve as Point of Contact with our Edge/LawLogix database.
  • Develop and create weekly client reports for paralegal/attorney teams.
  • Coordinate with paralegals to ensure client database is updated as need.
  • Develop and run weekly case reports for each paralegal/attorney team to ensure adequate staffing and fair distribution of cases amongst paralegals.

Training:

  • Identify training needs and develops, implement and manage paralegal training manual and program for onboarding and for continuing education.
  • Update training materials as needed.
  • Conduct hands-on paralegal training, to include substantive immigration law as well as filing procedures and internal protocols.
  • Chair biweekly or monthly paralegal group meetings on “hot topics”.

Career Development, and Team-Building:

  • Develop in-depth understanding of professional development needs within the group and manages satisfaction and retention initiatives.
  • Manage annual review process for attorneys and paralegals.
  • Prepares and follows through on individual attorney and paralegal development plans.
  • Develops and manages initiatives to create a cohesive team and meaningful connections within the group.
  • Facilitates communication within the group, including proactively developing and managing various practice group communications.

Special Projects:

  • Manage closing file/scanning process.
  • Transition our fee agreements into templates and manage the process to send clients prior to engagement.
  • Oversee updating and creating client materials, including approval packages, process memos or guides, etc.
  • Review and billing process.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in a senior level capacity at an immigration law firm
  • Expert knowledge of procedural requirements for various types of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas and client processes.
  • Knowledge of case management systems, preferably Edge/LawLogix.
  • Experience corresponding with clients directly on case processing and other procedural matters.
  • Ability to prioritize own work and team’s work and take on multiple projects.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong facility with case management reporting analytics.
  • Exercises excellent independent judgment.

Exclusively working via telecommuting/work-from-home is not feasible for this position.  We are in a hybrid model allowing up to 2 days work from home.

Please email résumé and cover letter to careers@iandoli.com with “Practice Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Absolutely no recruiters. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Immigration Paralegal

(Posted 04/26/2022; Delete 07/27/2022)

Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C., located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, seeks a business immigration paralegal for a full-time, 40 hrs/week position. We are dynamic eight attorney immigration law firm serving professionals, businesses, and academic institutions. Our clients are leaders in medicine, engineering, bio-technology, and academia.  Our paralegals primarily:

  • Assist attorneys in the preparation and filing of employment-based immigrant (EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3) and nonimmigrant (H-1B, E-3, TN, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, E-1/E-2) petitions and supporting documentation;
  • Assemble petitions and application packages for attorney review;
  • Communicate with individual clients, HR representatives and government agencies;
  • Help our firm’s clients gather necessary information/documents for filings;
  • Use specialized Case Management software to monitor deadlines and expirations and draft petitions and applications;
  • Draft support letters and other documents;
  • Track client communications and government correspondence; and,
  • Additional administrative duties may include: answering phones, scheduling appointments, generating invoices, filing, and other ad hoc tasks

Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Preferably at least two years of previous business immigration work experience.
  • Excellent writing, computer, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills due to the time-sensitive nature of many of our firm’s filings.
  • A commitment to customer/client service is essential.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language is helpful but not required.

No JDs, LLBs, LLMs, or current/matriculating law students please. Exclusively working via telecommuting/work-from-home is not feasible for this position. We currently have a hybrid model and allow for up to 2 days work from home.

Please email résumé and cover letter to careers@iandoli.com with “immigration paralegal” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Absolutely no recruiters. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Tocci & Lee, LLC

(Posted 3/28/2022; Delete 6/29/2022)

Senior Business Immigration Attorney- Cape Cod – Centerville

Tocci & Lee, LLC, a congenial national Business Immigration law firm is seeking a full-time Senior Associate Attorney to work in our Centerville office.

We will consider a hybrid schedule with the option to work remotely for the right candidate.

Ideal candidates for the position will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience with a variety of business immigration applications.  The successful candidate will have strong academic and professional credentials, excellent writing skills, exacting attention to detail, experience with PERM, IV and NIV petitions and the ability to manage corporate clients and multiple projects.

We offer great benefits and competitive wages in a pleasant work environment that supports a healthy work-life balance.

Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirement to

kwait@toccilee.com

No phone calls please.

 

CHILDREN’S LAW CENTER OF MASSACHUSETTS

(Posted 3/11/2022; Delete 6/12/2022)
Job Posting
Full-Time Immigration Attorney

The Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts (CLCM) is seeking a full-time staff attorney to provide immigration legal assistance and related advocacy services to indigent children and youth, primarily in northeast Massachusetts and Greater Boston.

 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Founded in 1977 and based in Lynn, MA the CLCM is a legal advocacy and resource center that provides a range of services to children, from newborns to 22 years, in education, child welfare, immigration, mental health and related substantive areas. It seeks to ensure access to justice and maximize opportunity for its clients, many of whom are victims of trauma, are homeless, and/or suffer the effects of poverty.

 

THE POSITION: Our immigration advocacy focuses primarily on special immigrant juvenile, asylum, DACA, U-Visas and related relief for children. The attorney will be expected to partner on all aspects of our agency’s immigration advocacy with our current immigration counsel and other CLCM staff. The position is based in Lynn, MA and calls for 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Due to the pandemic, staff is expected to work remotely and/or on a hybrid basis, subject to change depending on public health dictates.

 

Responsibilities include:

1. Engage in a range of legal advocacy measures with the CLCM’s existing immigration counsel in service to immigrant children

2. Provide legal advice and counsel on immigration issues to CLCM clients

3. Provide legal representation in immigration matters before USCIS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, EOIR, and state Juvenile and Probate & Family Courts

4. Train, mentor, and supervise interns and students working on immigration and related matters

5. Participate in community outreach events and know-your-rights trainings

6. Maintain and establish relationships with community partners and immigration service providers

7. Assist agency staff on immigration-related intakes and brief service matters

8. Otherwise assist agency staff counsel as deemed necessary to further the CLCM’s mission.

Qualifications:

1. J.D. or LLM degree with admission to the Massachusetts state bar.

2. One to three years of experience in immigration law.

3. Commitment to serving low-income populations and communities of color.

4. Ability to speak fluent Spanish.

 

5. Experience representing low-income individuals and people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

6. Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills.

7. Team player with an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

 

HOURS & SALARY: The position is 40 hours weekly. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter addressing experience and interests relevant to the position, and 2) a resume, by e-mail to Jacklyn Gurany @ j.gurany@clcm.org or mail to Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts, PO Box 710, 2 State Street, 2nd Flr., Lynn, MA 01903. No phone calls please.

Applications accepted until position is filled. For more information about CLCM refer to our website: www.clcm.org.

 

CLCM is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace and encourages all applicants, regardless of age, race, national origin, religion, gender, disability or sexual orientation to apply.

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Miki Kawashima Matrician

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