CMLA Board of Directors Call for Nominations

May 21, 2014
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – CMLA Board of Directors Elections for the CMLA Board of Directors will be held during the CMLA’s Annual General Meeting on June 24, 2014.  The CMLA is looking for Muslim lawyers to help chart its course for the next few years. If you care about the Muslim legal community in Canada.. read more →

CMLA Annual General Meeting

May 4, 2014
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Announcing the 2014 CMLA Annual General Meeting!  w/ Guest Speaker and Mayoral Candidate John Tory – June 24, 2014 The CMLA will be holding its 2014 Annual General Meeting on June 24, 2014, to be hosted by Torys LLP at their Toronto offices, located at 79 Wellington Street West, 33rd floor, and starting at 6:00 p.m.  Full-members and student members.. read more →

CMLA/NMLSA-Canada Joint Luncheon Recap

December 29, 2013
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Yesterday, over 40 members of the CMLA and the National Muslim Law Students Association – Canada attended the Joint Annual Luncheon.  Individuals who attended hailed from Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.  The afternoon started with a brief introduction of the CMLA and introductions by all in the room.  It was followed.. read more →

CMLA Makes Submission to the National Assembly re: Bill 60 Quebec Charter of Values

December 2, 2013
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The CMLA’s Legal Advocacy Committee, the Canadian Association of Muslim Women in Law and the Canadian Muslim Forum made a joint submission earlier today to the National Assembly of Quebec on the subject of Bill 60, the Quebec Charter of Values.  Our submission was endorsed by 35 organizations and academics including the World Sikh Organization.. read more →

Recruiting for the CMLA’s Legal Advocacy Committee

November 17, 2013
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The CMLA is pleased to announce the launch of its Legal Advocacy Committee (the “LAC”). We are currently recruiting up to six CMLA members to serve on the LAC for terms of either 1 year or 2 years. If you are interested in becoming a member of the LAC, please submit (i) your resume; and.. read more →

Photos from the CMLA’s Immigration Law Seminar in Regent Park

November 17, 2013
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The CMLA is pleased to announce that the photos from our Immigration Law Seminar held on September 15, 2013 in Regent Park have been posted to our Facebook page. You can view the photos by visiting the CMLA’s Facebook page here. read more →

Annual CMLA/NMLSA-Canada Joint Luncheon

November 13, 2013
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Please join us once again for our Annual CMLA/NMLSA-Canada Joint Luncheon. The Luncheon will be held on Saturday December 28, 2013 at Marché Restaurant in Downtown Toronto. The Luncheon will coincide with the lunch break during the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention and will be coordinated to allow members to complete Zuhr prayers at the.. read more →

CMLA Eid BBQ – Postponed

August 19, 2013
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The CMLA Eid BBQ is postponed to late September. We will provide the rescheduled date as soon as it is confirmed. read more →


August 8, 2013
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Join your friends and colleagues as the CMLA celebrates Eid with a BBQ and entertainment on a patio in downtown Toronto.  The BBQ will take place on Friday August 23, 2013 at the condo party room of 21 Nelson Street in downtown Toronto (at M5V 2C3 near the intersection of  Adelaide St. W. and University Ave.)… read more →

CMLA Member Quoted in CBC News

June 11, 2013
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Nader Hasan, a member of the CMLA and a criminal defence lawyer, was quoted in the CBC News on the accused in a recent case requesting a Quran-based defence.  Mr. Hasan noted that “You cannot answer those charges without resorting to law based on man-made Canadian Criminal code and Canadian constitutional principles,” and that “as.. read more →