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Representing Muslims and Arab-Americans in Challenging Times

Friday, January 26
University of Richmond School of Law

Join the Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service, the Legal Aid Justice Center, and Project South for a program highlighting the legal issues currently facing Muslims and Arab-Americans in our community and our country. Experts will address topics ranging from religious discrimination to delays in the immigration process, as well as other civil and human rights concerns impacting the Muslim and Arab-American populations in particular. Speakers include legal experts from academia, advocacy groups, as well as the private bar. 

3.5 CLE Credits Approved | CLE Materials

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Sponsored by: 
Project South | The Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service | Legal Aid Justice Center


Note: Designated prayer space will be available for those who wish to use it. 

12:15 p.m.
Lunch Served

12:45 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks

1 p.m.
When the FBI Comes Knocking: Representing Clients Approached by Law Enforcement for Questioning
Erin Collins, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
Miriam Airington, Esq., Airington, Andraos, & Rockecharlie PLLC

1:45 p.m.
Liberty for All? What do to When Public Institutions Engage in Religious Discrimination
Leslie Mehta, ACLU of Virginia

2:30 p.m.
When the American Dream is Denied to Some: Challenging Naturalization and Green Card Delays
Jacob Tingen, Esq., Tingen & Williams PLLC

3:30 p.m.
Update on the Muslim Ban and Combatting Islamophobia
Azadeh N. Shahshahani, Project South
Manzoor Cheema, Project South

4:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks