Strategic Assistance


NILA provides strategic assistance to members on issues related to federal court litigation procedure or strategy, including, but not limited to, DHS-issued removal orders (reinstatement orders, expedited removal orders, administrative removal orders), temporary protected status, motions to reopen or reconsider, equitable tolling, damages claims challenging abuse, misconduct, wrongful and deportation (including family separation claims), mandamus actions to compel agency action, APA claims challenging unlawful agency decisions or policies, visa issuance/refusals, actions to compel return to the United States, detention challenges, FOIA claims, and attorneys’ fee litigation.

Our membership year runs from the date of payment. Membership comes with a free welcome gift and an end-of-year-gift, priority for our Co-Counseling Program, access to our Pleading Review Program, and (NEW in 2023) discounted rates for NILA-hosted webinars – as well as unlimited strategic assistance for one year.

Please note that our welcome packet and membership renewal letter is sent by U.S. mail, however, members need not wait to receive it to access NILA’s membership benefits. Membership commences upon payment.

 2023 Membership Rates:

• General Member:  $250
• Non-Profit Attorneys – Law School Professors/Clinics – Federal/State Defenders: $125

Organization and Law Firm memberships also are available. If 5 or more nonprofit attorneys join, the per attorney price drops to $100. If 5 or more firm attorneys join, the per attorney price drops to $200. To obtain an organization or law firm membership, please email Trina Realmuto, 

Become a NILA member or Renew Your NILA Membership TODAY!

General Member

Non-Profit Member


In addition, time and capacity permitting and for an additional fee, NILA members are eligible to have NILA staff review and provide high-level comments and/or edits on pleadings in individual cases. Members interested in this service should email Trina Realmuto, or Mary Kenney, to inquire about availability. 

2023 Pleading Review Rates:  

• 10 pages or less:    $75

• 11-20 pages:         $150

• 21-30 pages:         $200
• 31-65 pages:         $300  



– “NILA’s pleading review service gave us the extra confidence to challenge an unjust L-1A denial in federal court—and we won! Mary Kenney is a fantastic legal mind, litigator, and mentor. Any business immigration attorney ready to push back on USCIS’ unreasonable denials should work with NILA.” – Dominique Pando Bucci, Pando Bucci Law, PLLC, Miami Beach, FL

– “NILA provided invaluable advice on two different cases that both had favorable outcomes. I highly recommend utilizing their expert pleadings review. NILA’s Senior Attorney, Kristin Macleod-Ball, was knowledgeable, professional, and prompt.”  –
Professor Alexander T. Holtzman, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 

National Immigration Litigation Alliance, Inc.
Tel: (617) 819-4649

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