To fulfill its mission, Muslim Legal Fund of America funds projects to perform specialized work to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America by defending constitutional rights for Muslims in America. This page will highlight individual projects funded by MLFA.
Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America (CLCMA)
Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America is a nonprofit law firm with two primary missions:
- Challenging governmental security measures affecting Muslim communities which encroach upon the constitutional liberties guaranteed to all
- Protecting the rights of Muslim individuals and organizations in the Unites States to exercise their constitutionally and statutorily protected right to worship
CLCMA achieves these missions by providing pro bono legal representation in federal courts and administrative proceedings for qualified individuals and organizations where the representation is in the interest of the Muslim community.
Areas of law handled by CLCMA include (click each link to learn more):
- Civil rights Litigation
- Criminal Defense
- FBI Interviews
- Nonprofit Assistance
- Habeas Corpus
Muslim Nonprofit Leadership Conference
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.
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.
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.
Subject matter to be covered includes:
- Safeguarding 501(c)(3) status – governance, risk and IRS compliance
- Board fiduciary responsibilities, record keeping and disclosures requirements
- Employment law, 1099 contractor law, child protection law, volunteers and the law
- Fundraising regulations, state registrations, unrelated business income
- Domestic violence & child abuse laws – mandatory reporting vs confidentiality
- Guidance on LGBT issues, legal protections for faith based organizations
- Local impact of government designations of foreign groups
- Banking regulations – FDIC – DOJ – Watchlists – international charitable giving
- Travel ban – no fly list – “SSSS” – border detentions – excessive interviews
- Anti-Muslim immigration tactics – CARRP – challenging in Federal Court
- Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA)
- Mosque zoning and prison discrimination
- What the law says about hate speech, anti-Muslim protests at religious institutions