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AILA New England Classifieds

Any AILA member or non-member may post a classified ad for a job opening, position wanted, office space for rent by a Chapter member or moving notice/new contact info on the AILA New England chapter website and via a one-time e-mail to the AILA New England listserve, which will be delivered to all the members of the AILA New England Chapter with email addresses registered with AILA National.


The cost is $105.00 for the one-time e-mail and one-month online posting and $210.00 for the one-time e-mail and two-months posting online.

In order to post your ad please e-mail:   [email protected].  Your e-mail must include (1) the content for the ad – exactly as you want it to appear in the e-mail and/or posted on the website; and (2) the posting length you would like (see above).

Please note, we do not proofread the ads or announcements.  We will send them exactly as provided.  We recommend that you are specific and concise in your e-mail as to where you want responses sent and what you want the ad to say. Additional costs will apply if revisions are requested after distribution takes place.  Within 24-48 hours of receiving your request, we will e-mail you an invoice for electronic payment.  Once payment is made, the Ad will be sent out.

Any questions should be directed to Michelle Shepard, Treasurer at  [email protected].

Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C seeks Full-Time Business Immigration Paralegals

(Post Until 05.17.2024)

Immigration Paralegals, Boston, MA – Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C., located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, seeks business immigration paralegals for 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


  • 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. Friendly work environment.  We have a hybrid model and allow for up to 2 days of working from home.  Competitive salary, health benefits, matching retirement plan, and PTO.

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


Brooks & DeRensis, PC seeks Part-Time Immigration Paralegal

(Post Until 6.10.2024)

Immigration Paralegal


Part-time (20 to 25 hours per week] business immigration paralegal or law clerk opportunity available May 1, 2024. Responsible for the day-to-day management of our employment-side US immigration law practice including client meetings, client correspondence, correspondence with US federal agencies involved in US immigration law & practice, complete required USCIS forms accurately, maintain practice calendar, and all related responsibilities. May conduct research and draft petitions. Most of our work focuses on EB-1-1 self-petitioners of extraordinary ability, EB-2/NIW self-petitioners contributing to the US national interest, and O-1, E-1, and L-1 visas for the founders of early-stage companies. Requires bachelor’s degree. Will train. To apply email Margaret Holland-Sparages, Esq. at Brooks & DeRensis, PC, [email protected] No phone calls please. An EOE.


Rian Immigrant Center seeks Full-Time Immigration Staff Attorney

(Post Until 5.9.2024)

Immigration Staff Attorney

Join our team! The Rian Immigrant Center is seeking an Immigration Staff Attorney to join our immigration legal services team ASAP.

Full Time: 40 Hours per week

Status: Exempt

Reports to: Director of Legal Programs


The Rian Immigrant Center is expanding the immigration legal services team, in order to expand the overall team’s capacity to provide legal consultation and representation to clients of Rian and our partners. The Immigration Staff Attorney will provide direct immigration legal services to low-income immigrants, refugees, and asylees.

Rian provides more than 2,000 legal consultations a year, and full case representation before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for over 600 immigrants.  We also provide in-person “walk-in” consultations at four Boston public libraries, and pro se forms preparation for pre-screened clients with simple cases. We help low-income immigrants gain legal status, work authorization, and reunite with their families so they can become empowered, reach stability, and move out of poverty. We also assist eligible immigrants in becoming U.S. citizens, guiding them throughout the application process and representing those with complex cases. We work in partnership with local organizations to support immigrant patients receiving medical care, unhoused families, and immigrant youth.


  • Manage an immigration case load and provide legal representation to immigrant clients, including appearances before USCIS, as well as possibly EOIR and Massachusetts Probate & Family Courts;
  • Provide legal representation on cases such as family-based immigration cases, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), consular processing, asylee and refugee adjustments and I-730 petitions, VAWA petitions, Special Immigrant Juvenile petitions, naturalization applications, unlawful presence waivers, and medical deferred action applications;
  • Provide expert immigration consultations for culturally and linguistically diverse clients, with high levels of integrity, inclusivity and respect;
  • Ensure fulfillment of ethical and professional standards and provide quality legal services;
  • Keep apprised of developments in immigration law and share this information with other staff as necessary;
  • Work collaboratively with other Rian attorneys, paralegals, and different teams across the organization;
  • Support the mission and values of Rian by demonstrating a commitment to social justice and equity; actively participate in Rian’s efforts toward being an anti-racist organization; and value, promote, and integrate anti-racist ideas and policies into our work;
  • Support Rian’s engagement with foundations and donors and assist Rian to accomplish our new business development and partner goals by attending occasional events in person as needed;
  • Perform other relevant tasks as required by the Director of Legal Programs.


  • Commitment to the overall mission and values of Rian;
  • A law degree and admission to a U.S. state bar (Massachusetts strongly preferred; by transfer of UBE acceptable);
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience practicing immigration law, including representation before USCIS;
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communication, organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and database management;
  • Preferred fluency in Spanish or Haitian Creole; French also very helpful.


How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume as a PDF to [email protected] with Immigration Attorney as the subject line.


Rian Immigrant Center is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for all and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, creed or religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. We encourage applications from all those interested and qualified.


Rian Immigrant Center offers a comprehensive, multi-service approach to supporting families from more than 126 countries. Rian provides immigration legal advice, resource and support services, and educational support immigrants need to gain stability, security, and build pathways to success. Rian was founded in 1989 by a group of immigrants, and we have assisted over 40,000 immigrants make successful transitions to new beginnings in New England.


In addition to our services, rooted in the tradition of welcoming others and social justice, we help newcomers find community, and stand up for immigration policies that are humane and just. We are proud to continue the tradition of welcoming immigrants to this country and working together to create a better future for all. Rian strives to intentionally create an environment for staff, individuals we serve and others, that fosters intercultural belonging, and is anti-racist and equitable. We are committed to valuing and promoting anti-racist ideas and policies.

Working at Rian: Our staff of thirty-five+ includes immigration attorneys, social workers, educators, youth workers and others, who bring enthusiasm and a commitment to our mission and the work at the Center. We work as one team. Our generous benefits package includes a hybrid work environment with flexible work time, health benefits, 20 vacation days, 15 holidays, 5 sick days, a 403(b) plan, and occasional off-site community building time together.


New England Justice for Our Neighbors – Current Openings

(Post Until 04/30/2024)

Legal Director and Staff Attorney


New England Justice for Our Neighbors (New England JFON) is a Massachusetts-based 501(c)(3) organization providing free, expert legal services to low-income immigrants seeking humanitarian immigration relief.  Now in our 12th year of service, we are expanding to create a new program specifically focused on representation of unaccompanied minors.  The program is intended to be fully launched by the end of 2024.


We are currently seeking a Legal Director (job description: and a Staff Attorney (job description:


We offer a flexible hybrid schedule and competitive benefits.  The primary service area for this program will be Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk counties.


To apply, send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. We particularly welcome applicants with personal experiences related to our work.


Please feel free to share with your networks.  Thank you!


Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) seeks Full-Time Staff Attorney

(Post Until 04/30/2024)


Job Announcement


The position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Position Summary

 New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) seeks a Staff Attorney to work on our Immigrant Justice Project (IJP). The IJP Staff Attorney will focus on representing noncitizen survivors of crime, providing full and limited representation before EOIR and/or USCIS in a variety of humanitarian-based matters such as asylum, U/T visa, VAWA, and SIJ cases. The Staff Attorney will also be responsible for occasional community engagement and education work.

The IJP Staff Attorney will handle work statewide in New Hampshire, plus make regular appearances in the Boston Immigration Court and/or the new Lowell, MA Immigration Court as well as the Boston Asylum Office. Office space for the IJP Staff Attorney is available in NHLA’s Concord or Claremont, NH offices. NHLA has a remote work policy under which two days per week of remote work is typically approved. For this position, we are open to the possibility of primarily remote work for an experienced immigration attorney. All NHLA staff members are provided with the necessary equipment (such as laptop computers) to work remotely.

Occasional travel out of state, for example to national conferences, is anticipated. Travel reimbursement including mileage is provided.

NHLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a diverse staff that reflects the communities of low-income and older (age 60 plus) people NHLA works alongside, and we value equity and inclusion in our workplace. NHLA actively seeks applications from Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, people of diverse national origin, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, people who have lived experience with poverty, and other people belonging to communities that have historically experienced injustice.


  • Advise and represent noncitizen survivors of crime before EOIR and/or USCIS in a variety of humanitarian-based matters such as asylum, U/T visa, VAWA, and SIJ cases.
  • Actively learn and consistently implement NHLA’s holistic, client-centered approach to civil legal aid, including trauma-informed lawyering practices;
  • Provide and affirmatively further language access and cultural humility in work with immigrant clients;
  • Engage with allied community organizations, including presenting community education programs; and
  • Participate as an active member of the NHLA team across practice


Qualifications and Competencies:

  •  Law degree and license to practice in New Hampshire, eligibility for admission on motion, or plans to sit for the New Hampshire bar exam this summer;
  • Prior immigration law experience is strongly preferred (but we will train the right candidate, and will consider 2024 law graduates);
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis, including extensively within New Hampshire and to Boston;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team;
  • Current technology skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe;
  • Experience working alongside low-income clients and communities a plus;
  • Ability to speak Spanish or another language in addition to English a plus; additional compensation of

$1,500.00 per year is available to bilingual staff members.


Position Salary/Benefits:

 This is a full-time position. Full-time is defined as 37.5 hours per week. This position is considered exempt for the purpose of federal wage/hour law.


The anticipated salary for the position depends on prior law-related work experience, expected to range from

$68,920.00 per year (for candidates with 5 years of prior law-related work experience) to $97,788.00 (for candidates with 15 years of prior law-related work experience). The position is eligible for the NHLA employee benefits package including medical/dental insurance, retirement plan, and generous paid time off.


How to Apply:

 Please send your resume with a cover email summarizing your interest in the position and your qualifications to: [email protected]. A separate cover letter is not required in addition to the cover email. Applications that do not include a cover email may not receive full consideration. We strongly encourage you to apply via email.


If you are not currently admitted in New Hampshire, please let us know when and how you plan to seek admission.


In your cover email, please feel invited to tell us anything that will help us communicate respectfully with you, including your pronouns, the pronunciation of your name, any communication access needs or reasonable accommodations requested during the hiring process, or any other relevant information.


If you would like further detail about NHLA’s hiring process, please visit:


About New Hampshire Legal Assistance:

 NHLA is a statewide nonprofit law firm that helps low-income and older individuals and families with civil legal problems that impact their basic needs, such as housing, economic security, and safety from violence. As a civil legal aid provider, we represent clients in all of New Hampshire’s state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies. We advocate for low-income and older people in the New Hampshire Legislature and offer training and education to our client communities as well as fellow service providers.

NHLA is a cornerstone New Hampshire nonprofit marking our 53rd anniversary in 2024.


Preti Flaherty Seeking Full-Time Immigration Paralegal

(Post Until 4.16.2024)

Preti Flaherty Immigration Paralegal


Preti Flaherty is seeking a knowledgeable Immigration Paralegal to assist us with our immigration caseload. In this role, your duties will include preparing nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications, processing intakes, and maintaining immigration case data. You will also be required to report to the Immigration Attorney or Partner.

To ensure success as an immigration paralegal, you should exhibit experience working under the supervision of a licensed attorney and knowledge of immigration applications. Top-notch immigration paralegals are team players who have exceptional organizational skills to support a high-volume caseload.

You will be responsible for drafting government forms, writing detailed persuasive letters, maintaining files, reviewing documents, identifying issues, and communicating with clients.


Immigration Paralegal Responsibilities:

  • Assisting to and reporting to the immigration Attorney regarding immigration cases from inception to completion.
  • Managing the caseload from intake through processing and filing.
  • Preparing and file petitions and applications and RFE responses for submission to US government agencies and consular posts for nonimmigrant (L, TN, H-1B, H-2B, O, E) and immigrant status (PERM, I-130, EB1A, I-140, I-485, N-400) for foreign nationals.
  • Draft petition support letters, indexed table of contents, reference letters, personal statements, and other necessary documents to support immigration petitions. Organizing petition packets for attorney review and filing.
  • Gathering application and petition information from external parties.
  • Conducting legal research on immigration law under attorney’s supervision.
  • Keeping clients apprised of the progress of their cases.
  • Maintaining hard copy files and entering data into an immigration case management system. Updating case statues diligently in our case management system and case tracking system.
  • Responding to immigration inquiries in a timely manner and adhering to submission deadlines.
  • Work collaboratively with legal administrative assistants and paralegals in day-to-day work on cases.


Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or post-secondary program with law-related coursework.
  • 4 years as a business immigration paralegal working with high-volume business immigration clients.
  • Must have experience preparing all aspects of petitions from start to finish in the following categories: H-2B, H-1B, L-1, O-1, E-2, TN, PERM, and family-based immigration. Experience with RFE responses and EB-1A and EB-1B is preferable.
  • Ability to collaborate with immigration attorneys and regional paralegal managers.
  • Experience in preparing petition packages for review and filling.
  • Superior writing, time-management, organizational and detail-oriented skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage immigration inquiries, gather required information, and keep clients informed of progress.
  • Proficiency in legal terminology and immigration database software, such as Docketwise, LawLogix and eIMMIGRATION.
  • Exceptional recordkeeping and communication skills. Exceptional follow-up skills to track case progress, deadlines, and client communications effectively.


This position is based in Portland, ME. We may consider applicants located in our offices in Boston and Concord, NH