AILA New England Classifieds

Paralegal – Legal Research and Writer 

 Posted 12/23/2021

Gomez & Palumbo, LLC is an Immigration Law Firm located in Lawrence Massachusetts. We are searching for an enthusiastic paralegal to assist and give support to our attorneys in our immigration litigation practice. This person must be a team player and be a self-motivated leader.

Job Description

As the paralegal you are part of a team, working directly with Attorneys representing clients in their immigration court cases and other family immigration litigation. Strong writing skills and attention to details are a must.

Essential Duties 

  • Maintains and organizes litigation files.
  • Assist in trial preparation.
  • Drafts, prepares, reviews, and edit appropriate legal documents.
  • Maintains client contact information.
  • Provide status updates to attorneys and clients as directed.
  • Update case management system
  • Learn procedural and processing requirements for various types of court cases, non-immigrant immigrant visa petitions and applications among other processes.
  • Build knowledge of Firm and client processes.
  • Perform intake of cases, troubleshooting and establishing case strategy.
  • Analyze case documents and prepare immigration applications for filing with the appropriate government agency.
  • Draft petitions, applications and specialized support letters detailing eligibility for visa classification and other immigration benefits.
  • Communicate regularly with clients and foreign nationals regarding procedural and case processing issues, assisting with the review of cases.
  • Prioritize and assign cases, monitor workload and production.
  • File documents internally and with government agencies
  • Assist in the training of new team members.
  • Work closely in a team environment.
  • Identify ways to improve team productivity and office-wide projects.
  • Other duties as assigned or see fit.

Requirements

  • BA or BS from an accredited college or Associates in paralegal studies with commensurate experience
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • 1-2 years’ experience preferred.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.

Salary: commensurate with experience.

Please send cover letter, writing sample and resume to zoila@gomezpalumbolaw.com

 

UMASS

Posted 12/13/2021

The UMass President’s Office, Office of General Counsel has an open Assistant Counsel position for an immigration attorney with 5 plus years of employment-based experience.  The workplace location is Boston, Shrewsbury, or Amherst MA with hybrid/flex work schedule and salary up to $120k with excellent benefits.  Those interested in working with a top-notch legal team dedicated to higher education are encouraged to apply at UMass President’s Office – Careers:

https://careers.umassp.edu/en-us/job/511228/assistant-counsel-immigration.

 

Catholic Charities

Posted 12/13/2021

Catholic Charities founded in 1903 remains among the largest and well-respected social service agency with programs and offices located in Boston and the greater Boston area.

As one of the largest providers of social service in Massachusetts, Catholic Charities of Boston offers over 70 programs and services in 23 locations around Eastern Massachusetts. From Lawrence to Brockton and Natick to Boston, our service sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts helped 175,000 of our neediest neighbors of all faiths last year.

 

We are currently seeking two (2) full-time Immigration Court Helpdesk Attorneys for the Refugee and Immigrant Services Program located in South Boston.

The Immigration Court Helpdesk (ICH) is a new initiative to provide assistance and legal information to unrepresented respondents in removal proceedings at the Boston Immigration Court. The purpose of the ICH is to inform respondents appearing before the court-on-court practices, procedures, and general information about options related to relief and protection from removal, and other relevant resources. The ICH Attorney will be integral to the development and implementation of this program.

Qualifications include

  • Juris Doctor or Master of Laws from accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Minimum 1-2 years in the practice of immigration law.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish. Additional language skills in Portuguese and Haitian Creole a plus.
  • Strong communication skills, including public speaking skills, and ability to present complex legal concepts to a lay audience.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence and responsiveness, commitment to racial justice, and ability to relate well and effectively in a multicultural and multilingual workplace with diverse client population.
  • Excellent administrative, data collection, typing and computer skills with keen attention to detail.  Computer proficiency with MS Office, e-learning and webinars, and experience with database systems.
  • Experience with virtual communication and meeting tools such as Zoom, WhatsApp, Webex and Microsoft Teams.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional relationship with co-workers, clients, and community service providers.
  • Access to reliable vehicle for work related travel as needed.

We offer a congenial and team approach work environment with the opportunity to learn and grow professionally. Our benefits are competitive and include a 403(b) savings plan and generous time off.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: resumes@ccab.org. Please reference job 9117.  No phone calls please.  Catholic Charities is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  Visit us at: www.ccab.org.

 

Title:            Victim Rights Law Center Immigration Attorney

(Posted 11/21/2021)

Status:    Full-time

Location:  TBD, Massachusetts/Temporarily Remote

The Victim Rights Law Center’s Massachusetts office is hiring an immigration attorney! As sexual violence is at the forefront of the national dialogue, more survivors are coming forward with their safety, privacy, education, housing, employment, financial stability, and immigration needs. We need smart, compassionate attorneys to join us in leading a new response to sexual violence.

Organization: The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is a nonprofit law center that provides free legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault throughout Massachusetts and in Oregon and national training and support for lawyers and advocates on the civil legal needs of rape and sexual assault victims. The VRLC’s mission is to provide legal representation to survivors of sexual violence to help rebuild their lives; and to promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim. All applicants must agree with the VRLC’s mission and philosophy regarding our commitment to improving the response to sexual violence, empowerment, and inclusiveness. This position will be filled by an attorney with a strong work ethic, a passion for mission-driven work, and a commitment to addressing the needs of marginalized communities. The VRLC deeply values diverse voices and perspectives on our team. People of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The VRLC will gladly assist applicants in need of accommodations. For assistance contact the People and Culture Manger, Evelyne Martial, at 617-399-6720, x34.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide sexual assault survivors with comprehensive legal consultations, representation, and referrals
  • Represent survivors of sexual violence on immigration remedies including U visas, VAWA self-petitions, T visas, battered spouse waivers, adjustments of status, and petitions for work authorization; as well as privacy, safety, and limited criminal justice system advocacy.
  • Participate in weekly intake and case assessment meetings
  • Conduct strategic outreach to community partners throughout Massachusetts and foster strong relationships with partners in the immigration legal community
  • Facilitate trainings and opportunities for cross-trainings with community partners
  • Participate in the collection of accurate client services data collection for

reporting purposes

  • Work collaboratively with a team of lawyers

Required Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts for a minimum of 2 years and in good standing
  • Minimum of 2 years of immigration law experience (VAWA/U/T/Asylum experience preferred)
  • Bilingual Spanish or Portuguese (spoken and written skills)
  • Experience working with trauma survivors and marginalized communities (e.g. LGBTQIA+, communities of color, people with disabilities, youth)
  • Valid driver’s license and comfortable driving throughout the Commonwealth

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Courtroom experience

Salary: $52,000-$60,000, depending on experience

The VRLC provides competitive benefits, including health and dental insurance; long and short-term disability insurance; generous paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; 403(b) plan with employer match; and a caring and innovative work environment.

TO APPLY: Send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to humanresources@victimrights.org with both your last name and “MA Immigration Attorney” as the subject of your email. Please indicate where you saw this posting in your application. No phone calls please.

We are an equal opportunity employer; and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Local Advertising Instructions

Business Immigration Attorney. Work from home 2-3 days a week! Goldman & Partners Immigration Law (GPI)

(Posted 11/2/2021)

Goldman & Partners Immigration Law (GPI) is a nationally recognized law firm devoted exclusively to all aspects of business-based and family-based immigration law. The GPI team of lawyers and paralegals are known for crafting strategic employment solutions for startup to Fortune 1000 companies on the cutting edge of the innovation economy, and for their empathetic, transparent and aggressive advocacy for immigrant families’ rights. Our business immigration practice is seeking a Business Immigration Attorney to join the team.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years working as an immigration attorney, including experience preparing petitions in the following categories: H-1B, L-1, O-1, E-2 as well asPERMand other immigrant visas (EB-1A, EB-1B, EB-1C)
  • A strong desire to work in a team-oriented environment to meet client objectives related to their foreign national employees
  • Proficiency in client communication and immigration software platforms
  • successful experience managing team of paralegals
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent writing skills

By working with us at GPI, you will have access to challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and opportunities for professional growth and education. Our offices are located in Salem, MA, Cambridge, MA and San Mateo, CA but this position is for our Salem, MA office. Must be within commuting distance to Salem, MA. Will permit working remotely two – three days a week.

Please send resume to Miriam@gpimmigration.com

 

Local Advertising Instructions

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 $100.00 for the one-time e-mail and one-month online posting and $200.00 for the one-time e-mail and three-months posting online.

In order to post your ad you must prepay the appropriate amount by check, payable to AILA N.E. Chapter. Mail your check to the Chapter’s Treasurer as follows:

Miki Kawashima Matrician

Attn: AILA NE Treasurer

WR Immigration

100 High Street, Suite 1300

Boston, MA 02110

2-3 days after mailing your payment, send an e-mail to the Treasurer at TreasurerAILANE@gmail.com with the content for the ad – exactly as you want it to appear in the e-mail and/or posted on the website. You must be specific and concise in your e-mail as to where you want responses sent and what you want the ad to say. AILA NE Chapter will not edit or review the ad so please proofread your material. The ad will be posted upon receipt of your payment.