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NEW HAMPSHIRE LEGAL ASSISTANCE

 

Job Announcement

IMMIGRATION LAW STAFF ATTORNEY

 

Position Summary

 

New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) seeks an experienced Immigration Law Staff Attorney to launch a new Removal Defense Project. All applications received by 5:00 PM on Friday, January 29, 2021 will be considered. NHLA expects to conduct video interviews during the week of February 8, 2021. The anticipated start date for the selected candidate is no later than April 5, 2021.

 

The Removal Defense Project will assist low-income people detained at the Strafford County House of Corrections and facing removal from the United States. The Immigration Law Staff Attorney will represent people facing removal, including at hearings to contest removability and Individual Merits Hearings on the client’s application for relief from removal. The Immigration Law Staff Attorney will partner closely with immigration legal services providers in the northern New England region to maximize the reach and effectiveness of the Removal Defense Project. The Immigration Law Staff Attorney will be fully integrated in NHLA’s poverty law practice, allowing for holistic representation of Removal Defense Project clients and family members by NHLA advocates specializing in areas such as housing and public benefits.

 

The Immigration Law Staff Attorney will be based in NHLA’s Manchester or Portsmouth office. Regular travel to the Strafford County House of Corrections in Dover, NH and the Boston Immigration Court in Boston, MA is anticipated, as well as occasional travel throughout New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. Mileage reimbursement is provided. During the COVID-19 pandemic, NHLA is operating primarily through remote work, with a comprehensive, phased plan for returning to office-based work. Staff members are provided with the necessary equipment (such as laptop computers) to work from their homes.

 

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.  

Duties:

–        Participate actively in network of immigration legal services providers and immigration advocates in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts

–        Collaborate with nonprofit and academic immigration legal services providers in the region to develop screening, referral, and intake protocols, as well as initial Removal Defense Project case acceptance priorities

–        Represent low-income clients detained at the Strafford County House of Corrections and facing removal from the United States, in partnership with other immigration legal services providers in the region as appropriate

–        Integrate Removal Defense Project with other poverty law practice areas at NHLA, including other immigration law work

–        Implement NHLA’s holistic, client-centered approach to civil legal aid, including language access, cultural competency, and trauma-informed practices

 

Qualifications and Competencies:

–       Law degree and license to practice in at least one United States jurisdiction; admission to the New Hampshire Bar or eligibility for admission on motion a plus.

–        At least five years’ experience practicing immigration law.

–        Removal defense experience a plus.

–        Experience handling or identifying issues for appeals a plus.

–        Experience working alongside low-income clients and communities a plus.

–        Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other practitioners, advocates, and organizations.

–        Ability to speak Spanish or another language in addition to English a plus.

–        Commitment to and interest in expanding knowledge about access to justice and poverty.

About NHLA

NHLA is a nonprofit civil legal aid 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. NHLA operates statewide from offices in Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Manchester, and Portsmouth. As a full-service law firm, NHLA represent clients in all of New Hampshire’s state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies; advocates for low-income and older people in the New Hampshire Legislature; and offers training and education to our client communities as well as fellow service providers. NHLA is a cornerstone New Hampshire nonprofit, marking its 50th anniversary in 2021.

  Salary/Benefits:

 This position is considered exempt for the purpose of federal wage/hour law. Salary DOE, expected to be approximately $64,000 to $75,000 per year, plus benefits package including medical/dental insurance, retirement plan, and generous paid time off.

 Applications: Send a cover letter and resume to officemanager@nhla.org by January 29, 2021. In your cover email or cover letter, please tell us in which office you would prefer to work (Manchester, or Portsmouth). Please also feel free to tell us anything that will help us communicate respectfully with you, including your preferred pronouns, the pronunciation of your name, or anything else you want us to know.

 

Tocci & Lee, LLC is pleased to announce

Lynda Hagerty and Svetlana Spaic

have BECOME Partners OF THE FIRM

(Posted 1/18/2021)

Attorneys Hagerty and Spaic will continue to lead the firm’s business immigration practice.

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Tocci & Lee, LLC
355 Providence Highway
Westwood, MA  02090
Telephone: (617) 542-6200
Fax: (617) 542-6201

 

1600 Falmouth Road, Suite 30
Centerville, MA  02632
Telephone: (508) 790-1181
Fax:  (508) 790-8772
Iandoli Desai& Cronin P.C. seeks a business immigration paralegal

(Posted 1/18/2021)

Immigration Paralegal, Boston, MA – Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C. seeks a business immigration paralegal for a full-time, 40 hrs/week position. We are dynamic seven 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 and 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, as we are in-office on a rotating basis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

 

Law Office of George D. Hepner, III is seeking a fulltime Receptionist

(Posted 1/8/2021)

The Law Office of George D. Hepner, III is a small, private, high volume immigration practice specializing in all areas of immigration law.

The Law Office of George D. Hepner, III is seeking a full time Receptionist to manage our front desk on a daily basis and to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. As a Receptionist, you will be the first point of contact for our firm. Duties include offering administrative support across the organization. You will welcome the clients who visit the business. You will coordinate front-desk activities, including distributing correspondence and redirecting phone calls. To be successful as a Receptionist, you should have a pleasant personality, as this is also a customer service role. You should be able to deal with emergencies in a timely and effective manner, while streamlining office operations. Multitasking and time management skills are essential for this position.

Responsibilities

  • Greet and welcome guests as soon as they arrive at the office
  • Complete new client intake procedures
  • Answer, screen and forward incoming phone calls and schedule appointments accordingly
  • Update calendars and schedule meetings
  • Ensure reception and common areas are tidy and presentable
  • Perform other clerical receptionist duties such as filing, photocopying and scanning
  • Accurately and correctly label all client documents and client files in the appropriate client folders
  • Provide basic and accurate information in-person and via phone/email
  • Receive, sort, and distribute daily mail and deliveries
  • Maintain office security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the reception desk
  • Maintain and order front office supplies and inventory
  • Arrange travel and accommodation arrangements and reservations, when necessary

Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent spelling and accuracy with a high level of attention to detail
  • Hands-on experience with office equipment (e.g. printer, scanner, copier)
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • High school degree

Schedule:  Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

COVID-19 considerations:
Masking is required in all office common areas. Upon arrival to the Office, employees and guests are required to use the thermal imaging thermometer.

Work Location: Westbrook, Maine

 

A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Fluency in another language such as French, Portuguese or Spanish, is preferable but not essential

Previous work experience as a Receptionist, Front Office Representative or in a similar role, is preferable but not essential

 

Please submit a cover letter and your desired hourly rate, together with your resume by email to: admin@georgehepner.com

 

*NOTE:

You will be required to undertake a short test at the time of your interview such as typing skills, spelling and accuracy.

We will conduct a background search to ensure no criminal history.

 

Tadmor & Tadmor, LLP seeks Immigration Attorney

(Posted 1/8/2021)

 

Immigration Attorney (Newton Center, MA).  We are hiring an attorney for our Newton Center, MA headquarters. Our office is steps away from public transportation and immediate access to I-90 and I-95. We are located in downtown Newton Center within walking distance of many restaurants and other amenities.

 

Tadmor & Tadmor, LLP is a medium size immigration law firm with nearly 30 years of immigration experience. We have a broad local and national immigration practice focusing on both employment and family-based immigration. The Immigration Lawyer will assist partners with all immigration matters.  The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience in employment and/or family-based cases.

 

Job Duties:

 

  • Assess eligibility of clients for nonimmigrant and immigrant status.
  • Assist in the preparation of family and employment-based immigration petitions for submission to USCIS, DOL, EOIR.
  • Communicate with clients, track deadlines.
  • Recordkeeping and document preparation.
  • Assist in responding to requests for evidence issued by USCIS.
  • Discuss and provide updates to both individual and corporate clients.

 

 

FordMurray seeks Business Immigration Attorney

(Posted 1/8/2021)

FordMurray seeks a licensed attorney to join our national practice. If you have a passion for business immigration, 2-4 years of experience handling a variety of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options, you are seeking to contribute to a supportive, team-oriented environment, and you take ownership of your clients/cases, are organized, detailed, and able to put client service as your top priority, then you may be the right fit for us! You will be supporting a founding partner at the law firm with the management and development of a solid practice based heavily in institutions of higher education, start-ups, and global companies (private and public). Along with case review and oversight tasks, the attorney will draft responses, motions, and appeals; correspond directly with clients; assist with trainings and presentations; and support the Partner in practice management and case coordination. Please send a resume and cover letter answering the following two questions to russell@fordmurraylaw.com: (1) How did you get your start in business immigration and what keeps you interested today? (2) What are your professional development goals and what do you currently see as the biggest challenges to achieving those goals?

 

FordMurray is a full-service business and family-based immigration practice. FordMurray takes a client-centric approach to cases – this means customer service is at the forefront of every interaction. In these challenging times, companies and individuals want to know that they can speak with their attorney, can get answers to their questions, and that their law firm is partnering with them on these difficult issues.  FordMurray offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous PTO plus all Federal holidays and your birthday, health and dental insurance, long-term disability insurance, and 401(k) with employer match. FordMurray also offers the opportunity to live and work in the beautiful coastal setting of Portland, Maine, which offers “big city” experiences with the feel (and traffic) of a small town.

Martel Law Office seeking transition opportunities

(Posted 12/30/2020)

Michael Martel, sole owner of Lynn based office concentrating in Family Immigration Law and Deportation Defense with thirty plus years of experience is wistfully seeking to transition to retirement over the next two to three years or so. I am looking to merge my busy practice with a currently established practitioner or firm who wants to expand their caseload and capacity.  My client base is approximately 40-50% Spanish primary speakers and draws heavily from the area stretching from East Boston, Somerville, Medford north to Salem and Peabody.

I would also consider hiring an associate or creating a partnership with someone who has the ability and aspiration to gradually take over a thriving practice. This would be an opportunity for a newer practitioner to step into an established firm and have experienced mentoring and good administrative support.

If anyone has interest in starting a discussion concerning the details and financial arrangements, please respond by email to mailbox@MartelLaw.Net

 

Pierce Atwood seeks Administrative Assistant/Business Immigration Case Coordinator

(Posted 12/30/2020)

This position will primarily support the firm’s business immigration practice.  The Administrative Assistant/Business Immigration Case Coordinator will provide administrative support for assigned attorneys and paralegals. The Administrative Assistant/Business Immigration Case Coordinator will also prepare and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, including H-1Bs, L-1s, TNs, applications for labor certification, immigrant worker petitions, and adjustment of status applications. The individual will work directly with clients in a variety of industries, including medicine, technology, education, manufacturing, recreation/tourism, forest products, financial institutions, and energy.

 

Required Skills & Abilities:

Ø  Multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Ø  Navigate complex technology platforms efficiently

Ø  Communicate effectively in writing and verbally, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, internal and external resources)

Ø  Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, and approaches to problems

Ø  Demonstrate strong time management, attention to detail, and organizational skills.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

Must possess a Bachelor’s degree and a strong desire to work in a team-oriented environment to meet client objectives related to their foreign national employees.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Heather Higgins at hhiggins@pierceatwood.com.

Global Practice Manager opening

(Posted 12/18/2020)

Chin & Curtis, LLP has an opening for a Global Practice Manager. GPM will be responsible for leading a fast-paced global immigration practice group servicing multinational corporations and individuals in cross-border moves or assignments. Excellent communication, writing and detail-oriented skills are required and the candidate must have a demonstrated track record of providing exceptional client service while working within a high-volume, fast-paced environment.  Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to jobs@chincurtis.com for consideration. No phone calls please.

 

Are you thinking of retiring, downshifting or selling your practice?

(Posted 12/16/2020)

An experienced Boston-area immigration attorney with an excellent reputation will take over your entire book of business by an arrangement that will preserve your legacy, take good care of your clients, and provide you with a stable income for years to come. Employment-based and family-based immigration cases only. Serious inquiries by principals please. Contact sellyourimmigrationpractice@gmail.com.

 

Immigration AttorneyIandoli Desai & Cronin P.C. is growing.

(Posted 12/16/2020)

We are a friendly, collegial, high volume practice. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years of experience with a variety of business and family 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. Candidates must be a member of the Massachusetts bar.  Salary commensurate with applicable experience.   We hire for the long-term and offer a competitive salary, health benefits and retirement plan. Interested applicants should contact careers@iandoli.com with resume and cover letter.  No phone calls please.

 

Business immigration attorney opening

(Posted 12/4/2020)

Chin & Curtis, LLP has an opening for an attorney with 2 to 4 years of in depth PERM experience for a PERM Specialist role.  Excellent communication, writing and detail-oriented skills are required and the candidate must have a demonstrated track record of providing exceptional client service while working within a high-volume, fast-paced environment.  Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to jobs@chincurtis.com for consideration. No phone calls please.

 

SUPERVISING IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY at Catholic Charities

(Posted 12/4/2020)

The Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services Program in South Boston, has an opening for a full-time Supervising Immigration Attorney to join its team of dedicated professionals.

The Supervising Immigration Attorney will manage the legal operations of large non-profit immigration legal services for immigrant and refugee division.  Represent clients before EOIR and with USCIS.  Supervise casework of attorneys and BIA accredited representatives.  Train and mentor immigration staff.  Oversee administrative aspects of program.  Develop and oversee community outreach and educational activities.

 REPORTS TO:

Director, Refugee and Immigration Services

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage program’s overall caseload.  Oversee case selection and mix, determine representation strategies and determine special fee considerations.
  • Provide direct representation for selected cases before the EOIR and USCIS including supervised casework of BIA accredited representatives.
  • Mentor immigration staff through scheduled individual meetings for case discussions and reviews.  Oversee casework, give guidance on legal strategies and promote professional development through training and practice.
  • Training of new attorneys and BIA representatives.  Provide quarterly training for new and experienced staff.
  • Monitor collection of legal fees and develop realistic fee goals for staff.  Track fees in centralized database.
  • Coordinate pro bono attorneys and law school interns.  Assign cases and provide supervision.  As appropriate assign pro bono or law student to staff attorneys or BIA representatives.
  • Collaborate with Resettlement and/or Community Interpreter Services programs as applicable.  Provide legal immigration guidance to Resettlement programs that intersect with ILS.  As requested, provide representation to limited number of clients referred from special Resettlement programs.
  • Use agency client database to track services, legal fees, and collect client demographic data.  Analyze data for purpose of ensuring effective program management, including review of fee generation and case mix, to determine appropriateness and lead effort to correct/revise as needed.  Use collected data for grant proposals and quarterly program reports.
  • In collaboration with RIS Director, identify administrative priorities of program and oversee implementation of the same.
  • Serve as technical representative for program particularly with Archdiocese of Boston, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), Catholic Charities Board of Trustees, etc.
  • Represent ILS at local and regional stakeholder meetings such as Immigration Coalition, USCIS District, ICE/ERO regional meetings.
  • Develop and oversee community outreach and educational activities.  Keep abreast of federal immigration policy and impact on immigrants.  As relevant, offer educational and information workshops to affected immigrant populations.
  • As applicable, organize and operate group processing workshops for large-scale changes to immigrant laws.
  • Participate in strategic planning efforts and regional, national initiatives related to immigrants and immigration policy.

 

  • Qualifications include authorized to practice law.  Admitted in any state.
  • Five years’ experience in the practice of immigration law; focus areas in family, VAWA, naturalization preferred
  • Minimum three years supervisory experience of attorneys and/DOJ accredited representatives in nonprofit legal setting
  • Commitment to public interest law
  • Strong administrative skills, including computer literacy
  • Bilingual ability preferred
  • Ability to work some Saturdays and evenings as needed

Law Office of Chester J. Winkowski Seeks Removal Defense Attorney on Contract Basis

(Posted 11/16/2020)

Chester J. Winkowski, a well-established 30+ year practitioner located North of Boston seeks an experienced removal defense attorney to handle a number of removal cases in the Boston Immigration Court on a contract basis.  There may be further opportunities for an interested and qualified individual to assist with the office’s general immigration practice.  To express interest, please respond to Attorney Winkowski by Email at cwinslaw@aol.com.

 

FordMurray in Portland, Maine, Seeks an Immigration Associate

(Posted 10/31/2020)

FordMurray in Portland, Maine, seeks an immigration associate to join our national practice. If you are a licensed attorney with a passion for business immigration, 2-4 years of experience handling a variety of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options, you are seeking to contribute to a supportive, team-oriented environment, and you take ownership of your clients/cases, are organized, detailed, and able to put client service as your top priority, then you may be the right fit for us! You will be supporting a founding partner at the law firm with the management and development of a solid practice based heavily in institutions of higher education, start-ups, and global companies (private and public). Along with case review and oversight tasks, the associate will draft responses, motions, and appeals; correspond directly with clients; assist with trainings and presentations; and support the Partner in practice management and case coordination. Please send a resume and cover letter answering the following two questions to russell@fordmurraylaw.com: (1) what is the most challenging case you have handled and how did you face that challenge; and (2) what are your professional development goals and what do you currently see as the biggest challenges to achieving those goals?

FordMurray is a full-service business and family-based immigration practice. FordMurray takes a client-centric approach to cases – this means customer service is at the forefront of every interaction. In these challenging times, companies and individuals want to know that they can speak with their attorney, can get answers to their questions, and that their law firm is partnering with them on these difficult issues.  FordMurray offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous PTO plus all Federal holidays and your birthday, health and dental insurance, long-term disability insurance, and 401(k) with employer match. FordMurray also offers the opportunity to live and work in the beautiful coastal setting of Portland, Maine, which offers “big city” experiences with the feel (and traffic) of a small town.

 

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