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20May Muslim Nonprofit Leadership Conference – Lewiston, ME

Muslim Nonprofit Leadership Conference – Lewiston, ME

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Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ramada Hotel
490 Pleasant St
Lewiston, ME 04240

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Muslim Legal Fund of America's Muslim Nonprofit Leadership Conference delivers practical information about laws impacting mosques and other Muslim nonprofit organizations as well as the imams, board members, staff and attorneys who serve them.

The goal of this one-day intensive law conference is to equip Muslim community leaders with the knowledge and resources for successfully navigating the increasingly complicated legal landscape affecting Muslims in America.

Conference Presenters

  • Charles Swift

  • Khalil Meek

  • Ausaf Farooqi

Director and Counsel, Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America

Charles Swift is the Director of Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America. He was named by National Law Review as one of the top 100 legal minds in the nation, and he is ranked as one of the top five civil rights attorneys in America. He is a retired Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Following his military career, Charles was a visiting professor and head of the Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia, before leaving to enter private practice in Seattle.

Charles has been a regular contributor on the topics of military and constitutional law for national news programs including MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, NPR, and Fox News. He has received numerous awards for his advocacy, including recognition as a Distinguished Alumnus at Seattle University School of Law, ACLU’s Roger Baldwin Medal for Distinguished Service, and was runner-up for Lawyer of the Year in 2005 as well as being named one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in 2006 by the National Law Journal.

Executive Director, Muslim Legal Fund of America

Khalil Meek is Executive Director of Muslim Legal Fund of America, which is the national charity leading the struggle against anti-Muslim injustice in American courtrooms. As the organization's executive director, Meek spearheaded the initiatives to grant fund Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, a nonprofit law firm dedicated to defending the legal rights of American Muslims. He also organized Muslim Nonprofit Leadership Conference, a series of conferences that delivers important information on legal and social challenges facing the Muslim community.

Board Member, Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America

Attorney Ausaf Farooqi focuses his practice on family law, estate planning, and probate litigation. Mr. Farooqi has represented clients in every aspect of family law, including divorce, legal separation, child custody, child visitation, child support, orders of protection, annulments, pre- and post-nuptial contracts and enrollment of foreign divorce judgments. Mr. Farooqi has also been appointed as a guardian ad litem by the Circuit Court of DuPage County.

Mr. Farooqi specializes in the area of Islamic estate planning and Islamic family law. He has given dozens of lectures, presentations, and speeches regarding these topics. He has engineered customized estate plans, prenuptial, and post-nuptial contracts that specifically meet the needs of Muslim clients living within the United States. He regularly works and consults with religious scholars and other experts in the field to ensure his products meet the highest standards of quality and accuracy.

Mr. Farooqi is an graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and DuPage County Bar Association.

 

Whether it’s the Muslim ban, immigration delays, watchlists or compliance-related nonprofit shutdowns, American Muslim community leaders face many legal challenges. Understanding these challenges is the first step in safeguarding organizations and the communities they serve.

More than 300 Muslim Nonprofits lost 501c3 status since 2011
Don't let your nonprofit be next!

This is not a "Know Your Rights" seminar.  This leadership conference will cover legal and social issues that directly impact how you operate your non-profit organization.

Muslim Nonprofit Leadership Conference - Lewiston, ME - Registration

  • NOTICE: Only attendees who register through this online form with a valid email address BEFORE the conference will receive post-conference reference material. You must check in at the conference check-in table to verify your attendance. Attendees who do not register online and registrants who do not check-in or attend the conference will not receive supplemental material.
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Details

Start
May 20, 2017 08:30 AM
End
May 20, 2017 06:00 PM
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Organizer

Contact Person
Khalil Meek
Phone
(972) 331-9021
Website
https://www.mlfa.org

Venue

Phone
(800) 252-1709
Address
490 Pleasant St, Lewiston, ME 04240
Website
https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/ramada/lewiston-maine/ramada-conference-center-lewiston-auburn/overview
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