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The Muslim-American Community: An Introduction to the Basics of Islamic Practices and Relevant Emerging Legal Trends
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 6-9 PM

Program Fee: $5 Student Member | $10 Member | $25 Non-Member

NY CLE Credit: 2.0 Professional Practice & 1.0 Ethics

Sponsoring Association Committee: The New York City Bar Committee to Enhance Diversity In The Profession

The Muslim Bar Association of New York (“MUBANY”)
The Association of Muslim American Lawyers (“AMAL”)
The South Asian Bar Association of New York (“SABANY”)

The program is targeted at assisting attorneys representing clients in any cases involving Muslims or in any cases dealing with Islam generally, but especially in the context of employment litigation, Fourth Amendment privacy issues, prison litigation, and other relevant First Amendment, Title VII, and Religious Land Use and Institutional Persons Act (“RLUIPA”) practice. The course provides information about the basic religious beliefs, practices, and traditions of Islam — and how they are practiced by Muslim communities in the U.S., as well as emerging legal trends that raise issues unique to Muslims in the workplace, schools, prisons, and public spaces. Recent legal developments relating to the First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, RLUIPA, New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”), and Title VII will be highlighted.

Zainab A. Chaudhry, Assistant Solicitor General at the New York State Office of The Attorney General (Appeals & Opinions Bureau)
Anjana Samant, Assistant Attorney General at the New York State Office of The Attorney General (Civil Rights Bureau)
Sania W. Khan, Assistant Attorney General at the New York State Office of The Attorney General (Litigation Bureau)
Imam Khalid Latif, Muslim Chaplain for the New York Police Department, and the Executive Director of the Islamic Center at New York University
Ehsan Zaffar, Senior Civil Liberties Policy Advisor at the United States Department of Homeland Security


42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036


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