Georgia Attorney Named to Head CLINIC
Georgia attorney named to head CLINIC
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A Georgia immigration attorney, Maria Odom, has been named executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, known as CLINIC. Odom is the principal attorney and owner of Odom Immigration Law Group in Atlanta and a former partner of the Georgia immigration firms Kuck, Casablanca & Odom and Antonini, Odom & Sullivan. She also has served as a liaison with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as a member of a committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and as a faculty member for continued legal education and seminars for the lawyers' group.When she assumes the post Dec. 1, she will take over for acting executive director Mark Franken, who has held that position since longtime director Don Kerwin left in 2008. Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, Calif., chairman of CLINIC's board of directors, said Odom "brings a heart for the Catholic Church's social mission to migrants and their families."
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