Since 2007, the Muslim Bar Association of Southern California has created a community of Muslim legal advocates and practitioners. And the best is yet to come.
In The Name of God, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate.
MBASC is a bar association of Southern California Muslim lawyers and legal professionals geared towards advancing the interests of the Muslim community while providing a platform of professional development.
MBASC serves a diverse community through providing networking services, continuing legal education on current legal topics and strives to serve the legal related needs of the general Muslim community of Southern California through community service programs and is committed to providing legal representation to those in need.
MBASC members are either Muslim or have a strong interest in advancing the rights of Muslim Americans. Membership to MBASC is open to any licensed attorney in good standing of the bar in any state of the United States or province of Canada who lives or works in Southern California, current law students, or legal professionals regardless of race, nationality, ethnic or religious background, or sexual orientation.
To organize, represent and advance the goals, needs and interests of the Muslim Attorneys in the Southern California area;
To preserve and promote a high standard of professional ethics, integrity and courtesy in the legal profession;
To improve and enhance the legal profession, including through serving the educational and professional needs of Muslim lawyers, legal professionals and law students and encouraging Muslims to enter the legal profession;
To foster a diverse community and sense of fellowship among Muslim legal professionals in the Southern California area;
To facilitate communication and the sharing of resources among Muslim attorneys;
To address legal issues affecting the community at large and their related impact on the Muslim American community;
To encourage and promote proper legislation and reforms in laws for the advancement of Muslim Americans;
To empower the Muslim community to fully participate in American society through outreach;
To build relationships within the legal community at large and foster relationships with local and national bar associations;
To provide mentoring, scholarships and other services to Muslim Americans in law schools;
To encourage and provide support to the community through volunteer efforts;
To promote and participate in pro bono legal services and support public interest work and social justice of underrepresented members of society;