AILA New England Classifieds

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 both the AILA National website "InfoNet" and the AILA New England chapter website or 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 $50.00 for the one-time e-mail, $75.00 for the one-time e-mail and one-month online posting and $100.00 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:

Mahsa Khanbabai
Khanbabai Immigration Law
115 Main Street, Suite 1B
North Easton, MA 02356

2-3 days after mailing your payment, send an e-mail to Mahsa Khanbabai at 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.



Contract Attorney

Contract Attorney - One to two years business immigration experience to assist with H-1B and L-1 petitions and RFE’s.  Send expressions of interest to using Contract Attorney in the subject line.

Posted 10.18.17

3 mo 

Full-time PARALEGAL/PARALEGAL ASSISTANT for law firm with well-established immigration practicelocated in Portland, Maine. 

Prior immigration/legal experience preferred, but will train the right motivatedindividual who is ready to take on a challenge and make a commitment toprofessional development. Practice offers a friendly environment with a firmdedication to high quality and personal service. Must be well organized, haveexcellent writing, communication and computer skills, strong attention todetail and ability to work independently on multiple tasks. Salary commensurateto experience. 

Send cover letter and resume to Practice Administrator, LandisArn & Jaynes, P.A., 222 St. John Street, Suite 321, Portland, ME 04102 oran e-mail to Pleasereference "paralegal position" in the subject line.

Posted 9.18.17

3 mo 

JacksonLewis P.C.

 With 57 offices and 800+attorneys, Jackson Lewis is seeking an Associate Immigration Attorney in itsBoston, MA office. In this role, the Associate Immigration Attorney will workwith the Immigration Principal to prepare and file petitions and applicationsfor submission to US government agencies for non-immigrant and immigrantvisa/status adjudication. The Associate will be responsible for overseeing thepreparation and filing of PERM applications to the US Department of Labor.Applicants with at least three years of experience practicing immigration lawand an in depth knowledge of PERM strategy and filings will be givenpreference. JD from accredited US law school required in addition to showing ofmembership in good standing of State Bar.

We offer a competitivestarting salary and a comprehensive benefits package, along with opportunityfor growth. We are an equal opportunity (M/F/V/D) employer encouragingdiversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive considerationfor employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion,disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any othercharacteristics protected by law.

Please send a cover letter,resume and writing sample to:


No phone calls or recruiters, please.

Posted 9.05.17

3 mo 

Advocacy and Outreach Attorney


Basedin Portland, Maine, the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) is Maine’s onlystate-wide immigration legal aid organization. ILAP helps low-income immigrants improve their legal statusand works for more just and humane laws and policies affecting immigrants. ILAP’s work includes direct legalservices for over 2,000 clients each year; education and outreach to immigrantcommunities and service providers; and systemic advocacy on local, state, andfederal immigration law issues.



TheAdvocacy and Outreach Attorney coordinates ILAP’s systemic advocacy workrelated to immigration laws and policies; conducts education and outreach onimmigration laws and legal rights to Maine’s immigrant community and otherstakeholders; and coordinates communications on immigration issues and ILAP’swork to partners, supporters, the public, and the media.



·Monitorand analyze relevant activity related to immigration policy on the local, regional,and national levels.

·Coordinatea strong policy and advocacy agenda consistent with the organization’sstrategic plan and mission.

·Participateon coalitions and work groups related to immigration law and advocacy.

·RepresentILAP in the community to build and strengthen community relationships.

·Advocateon important immigration issues by: testifying before the legislature; meetingwith local, state, and federal government officials; advocating with lawenforcement; writing policy statements and sign-on letters, and other relatedactivities.

·Conducteducation and outreach to immigrant groups, service providers, stakeholders,and the public on immigration laws and legal rights, including immigrationpolicy changes that impact Maine’s immigrant community.

·Coordinateknow-your-rights presentations to Maine residents detained by ICE, and conductadvocacy related to ICE enforcement and detention.

·Coordinatecommunications on immigration law and ILAP’s work through regular emailcommunications, social media, press releases, and op-eds.

·Participatein legal staff activities, including attending weekly legal staff meetings, inorder to remain informed and updated on immigration laws and procedures.

·Performother tasks as assigned by the Legal Director or the Executive Director.



  • J.D. and member in good standing of any state bar.
  • Prior experience with immigration law and/or policy required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a collaborative work style and ability to work well in coalitions with a variety of different stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical, research, and writing skills.
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, including having strong detail-orientation, planning, and organizing skills; and the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Comfort in communicating with the media, legislators, and government officials.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law or to working with low-income populations, and an ability to work well with individuals from different cultures and with varying levels of English proficiency.
  • Willingness to travel for meetings.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Language skills, especially Spanish, French, Somali, Arabic, or Portuguese, are desirable but not required.



Thisis a full-time, permanent position. Compensation is commensurate withexperience and includes a competitive benefits package.



Sendcover letter, resume and writing sample by e-mail to Sue Roche, ExecutiveDirector, at of applications will begin on September 11th and willcontinue until the position is filled.




ILAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Posted 8.31.17

3 mo 



Dear New England AILA Members:

I recently passed the Massachusetts bar exam and will join AILA after my admission to the Massachusetts Bar on November 16, 2017. I am writing to inquire about possible employment opportunities and have attached my resume for your review.

My interest in immigration law stems from my own immigrant background. As an immigrant, I have greatly benefited from the opportunity to live in this country. Thus, I am personally motivated to assist others in obtaining immigration benefits.

To achieve my goal of becoming a successful immigration attorney, I had taken every immigration course including business immigration offered at my school and participated in the immigration clinic where I learned about numerous aspects of business immigration. First, I helped a client extend his H1B status by filing the I-129 and a new labor condition application due to his relocation. Second, I compiled packages to support TN and B1 in lieu of H1B applications. Third, I gained exposure to the PERM process by filing prevailing wage applications on the iCERT Portal and crafting job descriptions with quantifiable minimum requirements. Finally, I honed my legal research and writing skills by drafting an appellate brief to respond to a denial of an L-1B petition. 

I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss job openings with you. I can be reached at 781-223-5138 or by email at Thank you for your consideration.





Shu Ying Mai

Posted 10.25.17

3 mo