MLFA Funds Legal Fellow at Bill of Rights Defense Committee
DALLAS -- September, 18, 2012 -- The Muslim Legal Fund of America, a charity that funds legal cases and programs in defense of civil liberties and rights in America, is proud to announce its first legal fellow with the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, an organization dedicated to advocating for the restoration of civil liberties and the rule of law in America.
The MLFA Legal Fellow is Michael Figura, who is a recent graduate of City University of New York School of Law (CUNY) where he served as Executive Articles Editor of the New York City Law Review and was awarded several fellowships, including the Haywood Burns Fellowship for Civil and Human Rights and Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest Summer Fellowship.
Since graduating from Wesleyan University in 2006, Michael's student internship and prior experiences include serving with the Center for Constitutional Rights, Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) Law Clinic, Office of the Appellate Defender of New York, and the New York Civilian Complain Review Board.
Michael will help the BORDC communicate issues of concern shared between BORDC and MLFA supporters to their growing audience. As the organizations work for justice in America, they understand the importance of communicating the challenges to our civil liberties to foster better understanding and clarity throughout America. We look forward to Michael's contributions.
The Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) is a national civil liberties legal fund that defends the U.S. Bill of Rights by supporting legal cases involving civil liberty encroachments. Established in 2001, MLFA has defended freedom of speech, freedom of religion, right to a fair trial, due process of law and many of our nation's civil liberties. To learn more about MLFA, visit www.mlfa.org.