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An Introduction to Storytelling in the Asylum Context

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 for story and not checklists.

Storytelling can be a powerful tool for presenting clients’ cases to judges and USCIS adjudicators.  This 1.5 hour webinar begins by discussing the neuroscience of storytelling and why it matters in immigration law. An interactive discussion will then address specific storytelling techniques in the context of asylum cases.