CMLA-DMPN Joint Networking Dinner – April 25, 2013

April 18, 2013
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Join the CMLA and the Downtown Muslim Professionals Network for our bimonthly joint networking dinner series.  The next dinner will take place on Thursday April 25, 2013 at 6:30pm.  As usual it will be held at Marché Restaurant at 181 Bay Street.  It promises to be an entertaining evening with great company.   read more →

Employment Law Seminar Recap

April 10, 2013
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The CMLA hosted the latest installment in its Public Education Seminar Series on employment law on April 7, 2013.  The speakers were CMLA members and labour lawyers Kumail Karimjee, Abdul Basit-Khan, Natasha Persaud and Sharaf Sultan.  The event followed the first installment in the Public Education Seminar Series on family law.  As with the first installment,.. read more →

Public Education Seminar Series: Employment Law

March 9, 2013
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The CMLA will be hosting the next installment of its public education seminar on employment law.  The speakers will be CMLA members Kumail Karimjee, Abdul-Basit Khan, Natasha Persaud and Sharaf Sultan.  Topics will include employment standards, employment contracts, rights and obligations in respect of your employer, rights to accommodation and human rights in the workplace… read more →

Networking Dinner Series

February 22, 2013
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The CMLA hosts a regular networking series every two months at Marché Restaurant.  The events take place on the last Thursday of February, April, June, August and October.  These regular events ensure that our members are in regular contact with each other and help foster a sense of community among the CMLA membership.  Please use.. read more →

CMLA at the Court of Appeal for Ontario – R. v. Sadiqi

January 10, 2013
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The CMLA recently sought leave to intervene in the case of R. v. Sadiqi, currently before the Ontario Court of Appeal.  While we are pleased to have been heard at a motion for leave to intervene, we are disappointed to announce that Justice Doherty denied the CMLA’s application today.  The CMLA formed a coalition with the.. read more →

Annual Networking Luncheon

December 23, 2012
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On December 22, 2012, the CMLA recently hosted its annual networking luncheon in conjunction with the Reviving the Islamic Spirit convention. The event was timed to coincide with the RIS Saturday lunch break.  The CMLA had made these special arrangements to accommodate as many lawyers from outside of Toronto as possible.  It was a rare opportunity.. read more →

Public Education Seminar Series: Family Law

November 26, 2012
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The CMLA hosted a public education seminar on family law on November  25, 2012.  CMLA members provided legal information on the subject of family law to community members at Olive Grove School in Mississauga.  The event was well-attended with roughly 60 community members in attendance.  Our speakers spoke on the topic of marriage contracts, divorce,.. read more →

Canadian Muslims Issue a Call to Action to Eradicate Domestic Violence

November 16, 2011
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The CMLA is pleased to announce that it is one of over 70 organizations to endorse a statement on the eradication of domestic violence as we approach December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  The full text of the statement is available here. read more →

Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association Applauds Decision of Toronto District School Board

July 15, 2011
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The Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA) applauds the decision of theToronto District School Board (TDSB) to permit private prayer for one half-hour each week in a designated space at Valley Park Middle School.  The press release may be accessed here. This sign of tolerance and respect allows students of the Muslim faith to avoid having to.. read more →

The CMLA Testifies before the Public Safety and National Security Parliamentary Committee

February 10, 2011
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The CMLA testified today before the Public Safety and National Security Parliamentary Committee.  Ziyaad Mia represented the CMLA in its testimony on Bill C-17, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Investigative Hearing and Recognizance with Conditions).  Among other powers, Bill C-17 provides law enforcement with the power to detain an individual without charge for.. read more →