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Leslie A. Holman


The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) installed Leslie A. Holman, an immigration lawyer from Burlington, VT, as the association’s President for the 2014-2015 term. Ms. Holman was installed during sessions of AILA’s 58th Annual Conference being held in Boston, MA.

Ms. Holman has been practicing law for 28 years and focusing exclusively on immigration related issues since 1999. She is the founder of Holman Immigration Law, a law firm located in Burlington, VT, and limited to the practice of immigration and nationality matters. She represents both corporate and individual clients.

Ms. Holman has served as the Chair of AILA’s Admissions and Border Enforcement Committee, the Vice Chair of AILA’s National CBP Liaison Committee, a member of AILA’s National Interagency Committee, and she is also the AILA New England Chapter liaison to regional ports of entry.

Ms. Holman is also a member the Vermont State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights and a board member of the Chittenden Valley Health Area Education Center. In 2008, she was awarded AILA’s distinguished “Sam Williamson Mentor Award.” She speaks frequently to a wide variety of audiences on all aspects of immigration.


Business, Consular Practice, Family, General, Investor, Medical, Naturalization, Waivers.

Selected Blog Posts

The Day the Music Died (AILA Leadership Blog, March 5, 2012)

It’s All About Enforcement (AILA Leadership Blog, December 11, 2011)

Selected Publications

The iPad Revolution: A Guide to Tablets for the Mobile Immigration Lawyer (Immigration Practice Pointers, 2012-13 Ed.)

Selected Articles Quoting Ms. Holman

Dramatic Increase in Haitian Immigrants Trying to Cross Border From Canada by Anya Huneke (NECN, March 24, 2014)

Proposal Would Legalize 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants (Vermont Public Radio, February 18, 2013)

Canadian border worries largely unfounded(Stowe Reporter, June 7, 2012)

Radio Appearances

His Visa Denied, Burlington Artist Barred From Returning To Vt. by Kirk Carapezza (VPR, April 18, 2012)


Presidential Installation Speech, June 19, 2014

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