About Leslie Holman

Leslie A. Holman has been practicing law since 1988. She was awarded a J.D. with Honors from Hofstra University School of Law in 1987 and as a first year law student she won the Law Review's writing competition and was then elected as a member of the Law Review.

She has served as the Vice President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). In addition to her role as a member of AILA's Executive Committee she has also served as Vice Chair of AILA's National CBP Committee, Chair of its Admissions and Border Enforcement Committee, and as a member of its Interagency Committee. She continues to serve as the local port liaison for the AILA's New England Chapter.

In 2007, Leslie was appointed to the Vermont State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights (the "USCCR") and she remains an active participant in the committee's important work. In 2009, the Vermont State Advisory Committee released a briefing entitled "Racial Profiling in Vermont". A link to the briefing can be found on our website and also on the USCCR's website at: http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/VTRacialProfiling.pdf.

Leslie also sits on the Board of the Federal Bar Association, Immigration Section, and the Chittenden County Area Health Education Commission. She also provides pro-bono advice and assistance to local agencies involved in immigration related issues.

In 2008, Leslie was awarded the Sam Williamson Mentor Award for excellence in mentoring and counseling in the field of immigration.

Leslie was elected and served as President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) from 2014 to 2015.

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