Recognizing the unique needs and interests of Muslim attorneys, as well as the special role that Muslim attorneys play in the many communities of New York, a group of lawyers and law students established the Muslim Bar Association of New York in 2006. The objectives of this non-profit professional association are:

  • To organize and represent Muslim attorneys in the New York area and to advance the goals, needs and interests thereof;
  • To improve the position of the Muslim community at large by addressing issues affecting the local and national Muslim population, educating the local and national community about matters affecting the Muslim community, advancing and protecting the rights of Muslims in America, and creating an environment that helps guarantee the full, fair and equal representation of Muslims in American society;
  • To facilitate communication and the sharing of resources among Muslim attorneys, promote education on issues relevant to Muslim attorneys, and take all other steps necessary to further the professional development of Muslim attorneys in the New York area; 
  • To promote Muslim participation in American executive, legislative, and judicial decision-making processes;
  • To encourage entry into the legal profession for Muslim men and women; and
  • To assist law student Members in the furtherance of their legal careers and in their continued involvement in this Association.


    Q: What is MuBANY?

    The Muslim Bar association of New York (MuBANY) is a member-driven bar association open to any interested lawyer or law student. MuBANY was created in 2006 to serve the educational, professional, and social needs of Muslim legal professionals and law students living and working in the New York metropolitan area. MuBANY accomplishes this by organizing educational, networking, and professional development events and services, by building relationships with other bar associations and legal organizations, and by assisting members of the larger New York Muslim community.

    MuBANY has a vibrant email listserv with daily news, announcements, referrals, and job postings. Interested lawyers and law students are encouraged to join the listserv.

    To learn more about our structure and governance, please read our bylaws.

    Q: What are some of MuBANY's events, projects and services?

    Through networking events, educational seminars, career development panels, mentorship program, community advocacy campaigns, legal referrals, job announcements, and other activities, MuBANY strives to provide a full range of services to Muslim lawyers and students. To learn more about our past events and services, review our newsletters and calendar at our Events Page. Click here for a copy of our 2018 Newsletter.

    Q: Who are MuBANY's Members?

    MuBANY's membership and leadership consists of a range of Muslim lawyers and students from a variety of practice areas and schools. Our membership includes large, mid-size, and small firm attorneys, solo practitioners, government attorneys at the local and state levels, and their work covers the spectrum from complex civil litigation to real estate law. Our members are law students, practicing attorneys with U.S. law degrees, and overseas-trained attorneys with LLM degrees. 

    We are a diverse group of attorneys and law students who come from different backgrounds. Our organization welcomes people of all faiths or no faith and those with different heritages, ethnicities and affiliations.

    Q: What can I do to get involved?

    Become a MuBANY Member today! Even if you are not a member, you can still join our active email listserv for legal referrals, job announcements, news, and events.

    Q: What are the benefits of membership?

    Members get discounts to MuBANY sponsored events, CLE programs, and other services. Members also have premium display in our attorney directory and exclusive access to certain programs.

    MuBANY is not a law firm and does not provide legal representation.

    Contact Us:

    Muslim Bar Association of New York

    P.O. Box 2244 New York, NY 10185

    Email: info@mubany.org

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