Diversity and Inclusion Member Webinar: What Non-Immigration Attorneys Must Know about Their Immigrant Clients
- Registration Closed
Join members of NCAJ for our next Diversity and Inclusion member program on Tuesday, November 30 from 12:00-1:00 pm. The panel will feature NCAJ members, Beckie Moriello, Raleigh Immigration Law Firm, Matt Harbin, Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, and Valeria Cesanelli, Morgan & Cesanelli Law who will be discussing what Workers Compensation, Criminal Defense, and Family Law attorneys should know about their immigrant clients. This is a free member program open to all NCAJ members. The NCAJ Diversity and Inclusion Member Programming is brought to you by Settlement Planning Services and Tacker LeCarpentier, President and NCAJ Member.
White and Stradley, PLLC
Leto came to North Carolina after graduating from Harvard Law School in order to work as a law clerk for US District Court Judge James B. McMillan in Charlotte. During her clerkship she fell in love with the state and decided to stay.
Leto has a long and successful record of handling cases of personal injury, workplace injuries, wrongful death, sexual harassment and sexual abuse. She now primarily brings claims on behalf of children and adults who were sexually abused, against the institutions that failed to protect them. Leto has obtained substantial jury verdicts for her clients, and has argued and won cases at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She enjoys representing individuals rather than big companies, since she has never forgotten the early years of her life when she supported herself as an auto parts worker, house cleaner, and waitress.
Leto is very involved in the crime victim rights community. She currently serves as a Governor’s appointee to the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission. In 2019 she served as the President of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, and she continues as a member of its board. Trained as a mediator, Leto also currently works as the ombudsperson for the American Economic Association, whose leadership is devoted to making the economics profession more inclusive and welcoming to women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community.
Leto regularly presents at seminars for other lawyers. She has taught in continuing legal education programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, the National Crime Victim Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the North Carolina Bar Association.