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Her professional appointments include:

  • Board of Directors, American Immigration Council, 2017-2020
  • Member, Cambridge Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship, City of Cambridge, Massachusetts 2016-2019
  • Co-Chair and Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Consumer Protection & UPL Action Committee, 2013-2015
  • Chapter Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New England Chapter, 2011-2012
  • Board of Governors, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011-2012
  • Executive Board, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New England Chapter, 2008-2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference Planning Committee 2012-2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, VAWA, T, & U National Liaison Committee, 2012-2013
  • Chair, Annual AILA New England Immigration Law Conference, 2008-2017
  • Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law, 2011-2012

Leslie is a frequent speaker at local and national immigration law conferences. Her publications and presentations include:

  • Article, “Why Issue Requests for Evidence (RFEs) in Employment Based Visa Categories”, American Immigration Lawyers Association New England Chapter, Conference Handbook (2016 Ed.)
  • Presentation, “RFEs Inside and Out”, American Immigration Lawyers Association New England Chapter Conference, Boston, MA 2016
  • Article, “Mobile Employees, Virtual Offices, and Working From Home, Twentieth Century Rules and Twenty-first Century Business Practices”, American Immigration Lawyers Association New England Chapter, Conference Handbook (2015 Ed.)
  • Presentation, “How Does Executive Action Affect Our Clients?”, American Immigration Lawyers Association New England Chapter Conference, Boston, MA 2015
  • Article, “Handling the Problem Interview”, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Practice Pointers (2014-2015 Ed.)
  • Presentation, “How to Deal with Difficult Adjudicators, Uncooperative Clients & Problematic Issues in Adjustment of Status Cases”, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA 2014
  • Article, “Options for Entrepreneurs and Emerging Businesses”, American Immigration Lawyers Association New England Chapter, Conference Handbook (2014 Ed.)
  • Presentation, “Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs”, American Immigration Lawyers Association New England Chapter Conference, Boston, MA 2014
  • Chapter, “The Child Status Protection Act: Protecting Children from ‘Aging Out'”, Immigration Practice Manual, Updated September 2014 by Leslie Tuttle Ditrani, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) New England
  • Presentation, “How to Survive and Thrive as a Solo or Small Firm Attorney”, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) New England, Boston, MA 2014
  • Article “Obtaining a Fiancé Visa: How to File a K-1 Petition” AILA’s Immigration Practice ToolBox 4th Ed. (2013)
  • Article, “Adjustment of Status Complications, Common Problems and Suggested Solutions” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Practice Pointers (2013-2014 Ed.)
  • Presentation, “What Do I Do If?” American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA 2013
  • Article, “K-1 Best Practice Strategies”, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Practice Pointers (2012-2013 Ed.)
  • Presentation, “Is K the Way to Go?”, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN 2012
  • Article, “Was it Really a Sham Marriage?”, American Immigration Lawyers Association,Immigration Practice Pointers (2011-2012 Ed.)
  • Presentation, “Avoiding, Fighting, and Overcoming Erroneous Sham Marriage Determinations”, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA 2011
  • Article, “Abused ‘Spouses’, Children, and Parents: Petitions, Cancellation of Removal, Stays, Parole and More”, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Practice Pointers(2010-2011 Ed.)
  • Presentation, “VAWA Petitions: Protecting the Vulnerable Applicant”, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2010

Other Recognition:

  • Named American Immigration Council Ambassador of the Year, 2017
  • Board Member, Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), 2014-2015
  • Mentor Attorney, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Practice and Professionalism Center, 2011-2015
  • Founder, Cambridge Community Learning Center (CCLC) volunteer immigration clinic
  • CCLC Volunteer of the Year
  • Mentor Attorney, LIFT, Somerville, MA, 2009-2012
  • Board Member, Friends of the Cambridge Community Learning Center, 2011-2013
  • Volunteer Attorney, Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians, 2014-2015

Leslie is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and the Federal District Court of Massachusetts. She received a Bachelors Degree in Economics, in 1986, from William Smith College, in Geneva, New York. Her Juris Doctor, in 1994, is from Northeastern University School of Law, in Boston, Massachusetts.