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 →

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 →

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 →