To that end, NJMLA strives to address issues affecting the local and national Muslim American population, educate the local and national community about matters affecting the Muslim community, and advance and protect the rights of Muslims in America.
NJMLA further aspires to facilitate networking and the sharing of resources among Muslim attorneys and promote education on issues relevant to Muslim attorneys; promote Muslim participation in public service; encourage Muslim to enter the legal profession and to provide mentorship for Muslims who wish to further their legal careers. NJMLA is a non-profit organization, incorporated under 501(c)(3).
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The New Jersey Supreme Court has appointed NJMLA members to several committees, including
Women in the Courts, Minority Concerns, and
Civil Model Jury Charges.
The New Jersey State Bar Association has also appointed NJMLA members to several important committees, including Diversity, Membership, and New Jersey Lawyer Editorial Board.
Co-sponsor, “Pathways to the Federal Judiciary” with sister specialty bar associations and the NJSBA,
on October 20, 2010.
Letter to County Bar Associations Urging Approval of NJSBA’s Proposed Bylaw Amendment seeking greater diversity in the NJSBA’s Board of Trustees, dated October 22, 2010.
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