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Our Latest Updates
VECINA Welcomes Kilpatrick Townsend Visiting Pro Bono Fellow
We are thrilled to share that Vita Zeltser is joining the VECINA team as the Kilpatrick Townsend Visiting Pro Bono Fellow. Vita Zeltser is Counsel in the Atlanta office of the law firm of Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP, and a member of the firm’s Technology, Privacy & Cybersecurity team. Her regular practice focuses on…Read More →
Introduction to Storytelling in the Asylum Context
We invite you to join VECINA on May 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM CST for an Introduction to Storytelling CLE. As immigration practitioners, we often create checklists instead of scenes, providing bland facts instead of painting pictures for judges and USCIS adjudicators. But judges and adjudicators are people, too, and the human brain is wired…Read More →