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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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