Welcome to the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
The CMLA represents Muslim individuals of all backgrounds who are in the legal profession in Canada.
We exist to interact with and assist Muslim lawyers, law students, the Muslim community, the legal profession and the public at large in various capacities.
PROFESSIONAL ADVOCACY –
The CMLA advocates areas of interest for Muslim lawyers and law students to organizations such as the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and other professional and non-professional organizations, including the various levels of government.
The CMLA is involved in providing education to the Muslim community regarding the Canadian legal system and the common law. We also conduct “in-house” education for CMLA members with respect to various areas of the law. In addition, we endeavour to educate and sensitize the profession to the legal needs of the Muslim community.
The CMLA acts as a catalyst for networking between Muslim lawyers, with other Muslim professionals, and networking with other organizations to make them aware of our expanding group.
PEER SUPPORT –
The CMLA provides mentorship to students, assistance with job placement, referrals and general support to our Muslim peers in the legal community.
- 20 Oct 2017National Canadian Muslim Organizations Joint Statement on Bill 62
- 25 Apr 2016CMLA supports the restoration of the Court Challenges Program
- 20 Apr 2016PES: Criminal Law and Knowing Your Rights
- 28 Mar 2016“Time to name an Aboriginal justice to the Supreme Court”
- 01 Mar 2016Public Education Seminar Series: Immigration Law on March 12, 2016