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The following are resources and organizations that may be of interest to Muslim Legal Professionals and the communities they serve:




State Bar Resources

State Bar of Texas Office of Minority Affairs - The State Bar of Texas Office of Minority Affairs has several ongoing forums, projects, programs, and publications dedicated to our diversity efforts.

  • Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP): Our annual flagship program offers opportunities for minority and women lawyers to network with corporations and governmental organizations.
  • Texas Minority Attorney Program (TMAP): Join us for live CLE presentations geared towards minority and women solo and small firm practitioners.
  • Minority Attorneys at the Podium (“MAP”) Project: Serve on one of our CLE course planning committees or speak at one of our TexasBarCLE courses
  • Diversity Forum: An annual three-hour CLE presentation where participants learn about diversity in the legal profession from those at the top and those in the trenches. Visit the Annual Meeting website for more details.
  • Diversity Summit: Join us at the Bar Leaders Conference Diversity Summit, where local bar leaders discover opportunities to increase diversity in the profession and learn about existing programs available to their associations.
  • LeadershipSBOT: An initiative designed to increase diverse leadership participation within the legal community and the State Bar of Texas.
  • Pipeline Program: Visit classrooms to encourage diverse students to pursue a career in the legal profession
  • Texas Spectrum Newsletter: Download current and past issues, or sign up to receive the latest in diversity news. Subscribe to this e-newsletter for the latest diversity news - send an email to minorityaffairs@texasbar.com
Muslim Legal and Professional Organizations

National Association of Muslim Lawyers (NAML) - primarily an email list for referrals and posting articles and topics of interest to Muslim Attorneys in North America. If you would like to join the NAML listserv, please send an email to NamlNet-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.



Muslim Advocacy Organizations

Muslim Legal Fund of America -Muslim Legal Fund of America is a national charity that funds legal work and programs to defend Muslims against injustice in American courtrooms, prisons and communities. Established in 2001, MLFA has defended freedom of speech, association, and religion as well as the right to a fair trial and other constitutional rights.

Muslim Advocates - Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths.

CAIR - Houston - The local chapter of a national Muslim civil rights organiation - CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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NAML Conference October 13/14 in Chicago

MBAH is on the board of NAML and we support their efforts to connect Muslim lawyers and legal professionals interested in topics of relevance to Muslims in America.

Citizenship Workshop - Saturday September 9th, 2017

Catholic Charities and MBAH are hosting a probono citizenship workshop Saturday September 9th at the Arab American Cultural Center (10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston, TX 77099)

This workshop is for those who are applying for US Citizenship and need application assistance. Help will also be available for those needing to replace documents lost in Hurricane Harvey.

Registration for those needing assistance begins at 8am.

Attorney volunteers are still needed. Prior immigration law experience is not required.

Those without experience in immigration law are asked to attend the free CLE training that runs from 9am to 10:30am.

Free Legal Workshop - Disaster Assistance Friday September 8 at 6pm

MBAH is hosting a pro bono legal workshop regarding hurricane harvey disaster relief. Presented by attorneys Ali Zakaria and Farha Ahmed. The presentation and workshop will take place this Friday September 8th at 6pm at Masjid Sabireen in Stafford (610 Brand Ln, Stafford, TX 77477). For more information contact us at info@mbahouston.net

NOTE: There have been posts regarding a legal workshop Saturday Sept 9th at 2pm at Masjid Sabireen (Stafford area). There is no legal workshop at Sabireen this Saturday, so please attend the event on Friday.

However, there is a legal workshop hosted by Ali Zakaria on Saturday September 9th at 2pm at Masjid Maryam (New Territory area)