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Muslim Bar Association of New York

Muslim Bar Association of New York

The Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY) is a member-driven bar association open to any interested lawyer or law student of any faith or no faith, and those of all ethnicities and affiliations. We organize educational, networking, & professional development events. We also partner with local bar associations and legal organizations on advocacy issues impacting the Muslim community in the U.S.
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Fireside Chat with James Johnson, Corporation Counsel for the City of New York
During this conversation, we will hear about Corporation Counsel Johnson's incredible career trajectory, his thoughts on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the public sector, and how the Law Department's work was impacted during the historic year of 2020. This episode is moderated by Asim Rehman, Chief of Staff at the New York City Law Department, and one of the founders of MuBANY. This event was hosted by the Muslim Bar Association of New York, and co-sponsored by the following members of the Affinity Bar Collective: - Amistad Bar Association - Asian American Bar Association of New York - Association of Black Women Attorneys - Association of Muslim American Lawyers - Brooklyn Women's Bar Association - Caribbean Attorneys Network - Hispanic National Bar Association – Region II - Iranian American Bar Association of New York - Jewish Lawyers Guild - Metropolitan Black Bar Association - Queens County Womens' Bar Association - South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens - South Asian Bar Association of New York
April 11, 2021
How Did I Get Here?: Amin Kassam and Leading Global Teams During Crises
Amin Kassam, Head of Legal, Asia-Pacific at Bloomberg LP, joins us to discuss how he transitioned from being a US-based lawyer to managing a team spread across Asia. He expands on some of his day-to-day in the past year, which has included dealing with protests in Hong Kong and the widespread effects of a global pandemic. Amin also speaks about how his time as Chief of Staff to Bloomberg's General Counsel developed key leadership and management skills and how his background and connections continue to help him succeed.
April 8, 2021
A MuBANY Coffee Chat on Transitioning from Traditional Legal Practice
Join us for an informal, but informative discussion on what it takes to transition from traditional legal practice or training to a non-legal career path! The discussion is moderated by Sidra Mahfooz, Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, and one of MuBANY's directors. Panelists include: -Afeef Nessouli, Producer of the podcast "The Journal" -Wajiha Rizvi, Social Justice Advocate -Syed Haq, Restructuring Associate at Rothschild & Co.
April 7, 2021
The Blackwater Trials
This episode documents the experiences of two prosecutors who handled the Blackwater Trials. Over the course of approximately ten years, Ken Kohl (Acting Principal U.S. Attorney, D.C.) and Fernando Campoamor-Sánchez (Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, D.C.), respectively, handled the trials and re-trials of the Blackwater defendants. In this episode, we focus on the victims stories and the experiences the prosecutors had in attaining the monumental verdicts in this case. This episode is hosted by Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui and Sania Khan, President of MuBANY for the 2020-2022 term. Warning: The content of this episode includes discussions that may be triggering to some listeners.  Also, the audio at the beginning of the episode is an excerpt from this clip describing the incident. 
February 24, 2021
Pathways to Becoming a Federal Magistrate Judge
This episode features a panel discussion on the pathways to becoming a federal magistrate judge with three sitting Muslim Magistrate Judges. The discussion is moderated by Myra Din, Law Clerk to the Hon. Gregory A. Phillips, of the Tenth Circuit.  The three Muslim Magistrate Judges joining us are Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui (District of Columbia), Magistrate Judge Zahid Quraishi (District of New Jersey), and Magistrate Judge Mustafa Kasubhai (District of Oregon).
January 28, 2021
Know Your Rights: Domestic Violence
Join us for a conversation on the origins and complexities of domestic violence, ways to identify signs of abuse, and intervention and support programs. Resources will be provided for survivors and victims of domestic violence. Guest Speakers: 🔹Jennifer DeCarli, Assistant Commissioner of the Family Justice Center and Outreach at the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence 🔹Robina Niaz, Executive Director and founder of Turning Point NY. Please visit MuBANY’s resource page for helpful resources and hotlines for victims and survivors of domestic violence: 
January 17, 2021