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About Elisabeth Ames, Esq.

Ms. Ames has been a member of numerous legal associations and served on various committees, including American Immigration of Lawyers Association; French Bar of New York; Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York Women’s Bar Association; National Lawyers Guild; American Bar Association; New York County Bar Association; and Public Interest Bar Association.

She has lectured extensively on O-1 “artist” visas and other visa categories at numerous educational and legal institutions including New York University, Columbia Law School, 92nd Street Y, Association for the Bar of the City of New York (now Association of the Bar of th City of New York), City University New York School of Law, Hunter College, among others. 


Ms. Ames holds a Juris Doctor law degree from the City University New York School of Law, a Master’s degree of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language from Boston University, completed her teacher training at Harvard University’s School of Education, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics and a minor in French from the University of Massachusetts/Boston. She has studied and lived abroad in France, England and Italy.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Ames taught English as a Second Language at Columbia University, New School for Social Research, City University of New York, Harvard University and University of Massachusetts/Boston, among other institutions.  Elle parle français.

She is admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Ames is Of Counsel to Claudia Slovinsky & Associates, PLLC, a full service immigration and nationality law firm.