Council on American-Islamic Relations -- Massachusetts (CAIR-MA)

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Barbara Dougan
  • Organization Type: Nonprofit Legal Services Provider

CAIR-MA is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil rights organization. CAIR-MA’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote social justice and mutual understanding.  Our Civil Rights Department handles legal cases involving religious discrimination against Muslims.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Massachusetts
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Employment, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Prisoners, Representation of victims of religiously-motivated hate crimes and bullying
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Children, Communities of Color, Immigrants, Prisoners/Criminal Defendants, State Residents
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Arabic, Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Levantine), Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Iraqi, Pashto, Persian, Somali, Urdu
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Legal Research, Litigation: Support (e.g., discovery), Translate legal documents
  • Long Distance Opportunities: Conduct Research, Draft or Translate Legal Documents, Mentor Volunteer Lawyers
  • Other Long Distance Opportunities: Most opportunities may be done remotely.
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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