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Hisham Leil
Managing Attorney, Springfield

J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law (1997)
B.A., Communications Sciences, University of Connecticut (1991)

Hisham Leil worked at Western Massachusetts Legal Services for more than four years before the program joined Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts to form Community Legal Aid in 2011. While serving as lead attorney for the immigrant justice project, Hisham directed the efforts of several partner agencies to provide legal services to hundreds of immigrant victims of domestic violence and crime, many of whom were facing imminent deportation and separation from their families. Hisham also trained and collaborated with numerous law enforcement, prosecution, shelter, and immigrant relief agency staff on matters relating to immigration law throughout Western Massachusetts. He has also appeared in local radio, television, and newspaper media and is a frequent lecturer at Western New England University School of Law on topics relating to immigration law. Prior to his career in legal services, Hisham was in private practice for nine years.