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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


Languages spoken: English, French

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%


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Contact info

Law Office of Elisabeth Ames

37 W 126th St Ste 100
New York, NY, 10027-3800


NYCurrently registered 199803/07/2016
CTPermanent Retirement199607/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A1998 - Present
French Bar of New YorkN/AN/A
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkN/AN/A
New York Women’s Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Lawyers GuildN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New York County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Public Interest Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
City University of New York School of LawN/AJuris DoctorN/A
Boston UniversityN/AMasters of EducationN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The City College of New YorkThe Legal ProfessionN/A
New York UniversityImmigration LawN/A