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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].


(Post Until: 9/23/2023)

The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP), Maine’s only state-wide immigration legal aid organization, is seeking a full-time Project Attorney to join our team working on the Asylum Assistance and Legal Orientation Project (AALOP). The number of people seeking refuge in Maine in recent years has outpaced ILAP’s ability to provide individualized legal services to this population. This project seeks to expand legal services to new arrivals in Maine through increased legal orientation and education workshops, brief legal consultations, and asylum application legal clinics for pro se asylum seekers.


The position works collaboratively with ILAP’s Senior Project Attorney to screen asylum cases and assist with the pro se completion of I-589 asylum applications, requiring asylum casework, consultations, pro bono attorney mentoring and supervision, and workshop planning and coordination. It involves a high degree of client contact and working with a diverse pool of clients, many of whom have experienced high levels of trauma, and speak languages other than English.
This position is hybrid remote and requires some in-person time at the Portland office. In addition, this position will assist with outreach in public meeting spaces at the shelters and hotels where clients are living.



  • Provide legal advice and direct limited representation to asylum seekers.
  • Identify, screen, and place cases that are determined to be appropriate for AALOP pro se asylum assistance.
  • Recruit, train, and mentor pro bono attorneys and other volunteers to assist pro se clients with preparing their asylum applications.
  • Assist with planning and running asylum workshops.
  • Collaborate with AALOP’s Senior Project Attorney to set AALOP team program priorities and develop AALOP policies and procedures for all components of AALOP services.
  • Maintain client data in accordance with ILAP protocols, grant requirements, and ethical obligations.
  • Conduct outreach to raise awareness about issues impacting asylum seekers.
  • Collaborate with community partner organizations, service providers, and municipal staff who are working to serve new arrivals.
  • Participate in ILAP team meetings; collaborate and share expertise with other ILAP attorneys and legal staff.



  • J.D. and member in good standing of any state Bar.
  • Prior experience with immigration matters and knowledge of asylum law and removal proceedings.
  • Strong analytical, research, and writing skills.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, including having strong detail-orientation, planning, and organizing skills; and the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft 365.
  • Demonstrated passion for advancing immigrants’ rights and an ability to work well with individuals from different cultures and with varying levels of English proficiency.
  • Proficiency in a relevant community language preferred, especially French, Spanish, Portuguese or Lingala.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the immigration system built through lived experience is an asset.
  • Personal and professional commitment to racial justice and equity.



Beginning salary is $63,000 or more depending on years of experience. ILAP also recognizes the value of having staff who speak common client languages and offers a base salary increase for applicants with spoken proficiency in these languages.


ILAP offers a generous benefits package. Current benefits include:


  • Fully paid individual health and dental insurance coverage and significant coverage for dependents’ health insurance;
  • Generous annual paid leave, holidays, sick days, and personal days;
  • Paid parental leave and a paid family and medical leave policy;
  • Paid sabbatical after each 5 years of employment;
  • Employer retirement contributions;
  • Health savings plan;
  • Long term disability and life insurance; and,
  • Individual and staff-wide professional development opportunities.



Send cover letter and resume by e-mail to [email protected] with the subject line “Project Attorney.” Review of applications will begin on September 11, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.


Northeast Justice Center is hiring an Immigration Attorney

(Post Until: 9/17/2023)

Please send a resume and two references to [email protected].  Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse pool of candidates. Starting salary $71,000+ depending upon experience.  Excellent Benefits:  99% employer paid health insurance, free dental insurance, free life insurance, 401K match up to 3%, student loan repayment program, opportunities for professional development, generous leave time and hybrid work environment.

Monique Kornfeld, Esq. Seeks Full-Time Immigration Paralegal

(Post Until: 9/12/2023)

Immigration law firm in Newton, MA seeks a full-time  (35-40 hours) experienced immigration paralegal to work onsite two to three days a week and remotely for the rest of the week.  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.

The candidate must have authorization to work permanently in the US.

Wages are on an hourly basis.

Please e-mail your resume to Attorney Monique Kornfeld at [email protected].

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) seeks Sr. Staff Attorney

(Post Until: 08/28/2023)

MLRI Immigration / Immigrant Rights Sr. Staff Attorney

 Deadline to ApplyApplication materials will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis; interested and qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to submit application materials promptly.

 The OpportunityMassachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) seeks an experienced attorney to join MLRI’s Immigration Practice Group. The Sr. Staff Attorney will play a lead role in crafting and carrying out MLRI’s immigration/immigrant rights agenda – through federal court litigation, administrative/legislative and other policy advocacy, and coalition-building with legal aid, community-based, and immigrants’ rights organizations statewide and nationally. The position will be supervised by MLRI’s Sr. Immigration Attorney Iris Gomez.

About MLRIMLRI is a nationally recognized nonprofit poverty law and policy center that provides statewide advocacy and leadership in advancing laws, policies, and practices that secure economic, racial, and social justice for low-income people and communities. We pursue systems change through litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy, coalition building, community lawyering, and other strategies that address systemic harm to low-income people. MLRI is also the statewide multi-issue poverty law support center for the Massachusetts civil legal aid delivery system; our advocates provide substantive expertise and technical assistance to frontline legal aid field program advocates and to many other advocates and providers who serve low- income people and communities in Massachusetts. MLRI leads and coordinates a number of statewide advocacy coalitions in substantive issues areas, including the very active Immigration Coalition which has over 150 members. Visit

Desired Qualifications & Experience:

o   Law degree and admission to any state bar;

o   Minimum 7 years post-law school legal experience;

o   Experience in the immigrant rights/immigration law field and a demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights issues that affect low-income people;

o   Litigation experience at the trial and/or appellate level, as amicus, and/or in affirmative litigation;

o   Strong writing and legal research skills;

o   Strong leadership skills and the ability to develop and advance advocacy strategies, including systemic litigation and advocacy campaigns, in collaboration with partners;

o   Experience effectively collaborating with racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse community groups and coalitions; and

o   Commitment to MLRI’s anti-poverty mission and to the immigration practice group’s mission and collaborative work style.

Core Responsibilities:

  •  Identify, develop, and implement effective administrative, legislative, and other policy advocacy and litigation strategies, in collaboration with MLRI’s Immigration team and our statewide Immigration Coalition members;
  • Provide legal and technical support and expertise to policymakers, legal services program staff, and community organizations on immigration law issues and other areas of law in which immigration law affects the rights of low-income immigrants;
  • Develop legal training programs, presentations, and other materials and resources to carry out the Immigration Practice Group priorities and MLRI’s mission;
  • Share responsibility with the rest of MLRI’s Immigration team for leading and coordinating our advocacy and support work, supervising interns, and assisting with immigration-related fundraising.

Salary and Benefits:

 o   MLRI offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. MLRI provides very generous benefits including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, 403(b) plan employer contribution of 3% after 6 months of employment, as well as vacation, holiday, and family leave.

o   MLRI’s Staff Attorney salaries are based on a scale and are commensurate with skills and years of relevant post-JD attorney experience. For example, for this position the salary range is $78,000-105,000 depending on applicant level of experience. Internal equity considerations and average salary of the peer range will be reviewed and taken into consideration.

o   MLRI is currently operating on a hybrid in-office / remote schedule.

How to Apply:

 Please email a cover letter, resume and a legal writing sample with “Sr. Immigration Atty” in the subject line to: [email protected] Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

MLRI is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We believe that having a staff, board, and volunteers with diverse personal and professional backgrounds and lived experience enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates an environment where all members of our community can thrive. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, immigrants, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with lived experience of poverty, and people from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.


GoffWilson seeks Attorney

(Post Until: 09/21/2023)


Looking for a change from the “firm” environment or tired of a long commute? GoffWilson is an established regional and national immigration law practice with a global presence and a substantial client base. We are seeking an attorney with at least 5 years experience in a broad range of business immigration including H, O, E, L visas and PERM process and a track record of superior client relations. We offer an outstanding opportunity for a seasoned immigration practitioner wanting a quality work/life balance and long term security.  Remote work is possible. Compensation based on experience and portfolio. Competitive salary and generous benefits package is available.  Please send resume and letter of interest in confidence to [email protected].


Metrowest Legal Services seeks Staff Attorney

(Post Until: 09/18/2023)


About Us: We are a team of passionate lawyers and administrators, many who have had other careers as educators, social workers, advocates, and in the arts. We believe in serving our community and breaking the cycle of poverty, oppression, and inequality. We work hard, but recognize that to serve others, we must also prioritize ourselves and our families. In our free time we travel, we coach softball teams, and volunteer for other non-profits. In providing free civil legal aid services, we keep people in their homes, provide safety through immigration status or protection from abuse, and fight against systems and individuals that oppress our vulnerable neighbors. We are an organization that professionally empowers our team and values mentorship.

About You: You choose to make a difference in the world. You return your grocery cart. You pay it forward when you can and ask for help when you need it. You believe that race, language, wealth, identity, disability, or socio-economic status shouldn’t impact the type of justice one receives. You are fueled by doing what’s right, and ready to step up to ensure the rights and well-being of your clients are protected. You are ready to learn, help out a colleague, and be fulfilled in your career.

Responsibilities include:

• As a member of MWLS’ Immigration Unit, maintain the existing Medical-Legal partnerships between MWLS and the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center and Emerson Hospital by providing immigration legal services to patients of the Health Center and Hospital as a member of the health care teams.

• Advise and represent clients in a variety of humanitarian immigration matters including applications for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Asylum, VAWA and U visa relief before the Immigration Court, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the Probate and Family Courts.

• Educate Health Center and Hospital staff about health-harming legal needs of immigrant patients so they may identify and make appropriate referrals for legal assistance.

• Provide consultations with medical, behavioral health and social service providers to discuss issues and determine if legal remedies available.

• Coordinate and monitor program intake, referrals, and other administrative processes as needed.

• Performs additional duties as assigned.

• The ability to travel to courthouses throughout the MWLS service area and to occasional statewide events (MWLS has a travel expense reimbursement plan).

Is This Position Right For You?

• The candidate must be admitted to the Massachusetts bar, be able to sit for the Massachusetts bar exam in 2023, or be admitted to the bar of another state with the ability to waive in to the MA bar.

• Two (2) plus years’ experience in providing immigration law services preferred; focus on representing juveniles, survivors of domestic violence and/or other similar crimes preferred.

• Demonstrated ability to utilize appropriate, non-judgmental communication techniques when responding to survivors that illustrates sensitivity to their experiences and needs. Prior experience interviewing and counseling survivors of trauma and abuse preferred.

• Ability to work and advocate in a collaborative style with diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and socio- economic groups, as well as diversity based on ability/disability, sexual orientation and religion.

• Spoken fluency in Spanish or Portuguese is required. Language competencies will be tested during the interview process.

• Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.

• Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills.

• Sense of humor and willingness to be a team player.


Salary is based on a union scale with a base wage of $64,000 plus experience credit if applicable. Benefits package include generous PTO leave, 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, employer match on retirement contributions, student loan repayment assistance program for eligible attorneys, and extensive professional development opportunities.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

MWLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. MWLS encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.