MuBANY September 2021 Newsletter

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  • MuBANY Muharram Statement
  • MuBANY Congratulates Judge Diallo-Walker: Hon. Carolyn Walker-Diallo was recently appointed Administrative Judge of the New York City Civil Court. Judge Walker-Diallo was also nominated as a candidate for the Kings County Supreme Court! In her new position, Judge Walker-Diallo will oversee the management of the New York City Civil Court which operates in each of the City’s five boroughs, handles lawsuits involving damages up to $25,000, including small claims cases, as well as landlord- tenant and other matters. She has a proven record of success as Supervising Judge of the Civil Court in Kings County, where she adeptly navigated the many operational challenges presented by COVID-19. Under her stewardship, Kings County resolved over 25,000 matters since the pandemic’s onset. An innovative leader, Judge Walker-Diallo is widely regarded for her dedicated pursuit of justice and commitment to excellence. MuBANY congratulates her on this immense accomplishment.
  • Don't forget to check out our past podcast episodes featuring leaders in the private, public, and non-profit space. And don't forget to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify! New episodes coming soon! 



MuBANY's Inaugural Mentorship Program 

MuBANY is excited to announce a new mentorship program designed to foster connection between pre-law students, law students, recent law graduates, and practicing lawyers.  This program will provide one-on-one mentorship, promote personal and professional development opportunities, and allow mentees to expand their networks in the legal community. 

Application Process: Applications are open until October 3, 2021 for both mentors and mentees. Mentors and mentees will be matched by MuBANY. Once notified, mentors will be asked to reach out to their mentee and arrange an initial conversation whether over Zoom or over the phone. 




Pro Bono Opportunities to Assist Afghan Refugees

The New York-New Jersey area is in the process of welcoming a high number of Afghan refugees and both legal and other assistance are needed. As a community of Muslim lawyers, law students, and legal professionals, we wanted to provide everyone here with relevant volunteer opportunities to ensure that our new neighbors can be welcomed and helped by friendly face:

  • Pangea, Centro Legal de la Raza, and the Afghan Diaspora for Equality & Progress: these groups are coordinating a project to pair volunteer legal workers with Afghans seeking humanitarian parole into the United States. They are seeking volunteers to assist on a pro bono basis. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this google form, and attach a signed confidentiality agreement and they will pair you with a family. Alternatively, you may volunteer to translate here.
  • Volunteers Needed to Help with Afghan Immigration Cases: pro bono attorneys are needed to help Afghans with their SIV, P-2, and humanitarian parole cases. Volunteers are needed who can provide general guidance, are willing to look over forms to be submitted to USCIS but not represent applicants, and those willing to represent Afghan applicants on a pro bono basis. If you are interested please reach out to
  • Common Questions When Filing a Humanitarian Parole Application 
  • Humanitarian Parole Application Checklist for Afghans (PDF Version) (Customizable Word Version
  • Volunteers Needed for Airport Pickup, Apartment Setups, and/or Meals for Afghans: Sign up here. (not specifically for NY/NJ, but does have other Northeastern ports of entry)
  • Sign Up as Point of Contact with AILA: if you have SIV/P-2 experience, sign up to be a point of contact for AILA as they field inquiries from veterans' groups and other nonprofits that are reaching out for pro bono assistance.

Resume Request for Potential Roles in New York City Government and the Manhattan DAs Office

MuBANY is collecting resumes for possible positions with the NYC Mayoral and Manhattan District Attorney administrations in 2022. We are looking for resumes from attorneys who meet the following criteria: 1) at least 7-10 years of experience, 2) some city, state or federal government or related experience (this includes public defenders or defense attorneys). MuBANY plans to review these resumes and identify top candidates for potential referrals to the relevant transition teams. 

Please submit your resume and include your top three choices for potential agencies to work within to by October 1st.



Recent Law Graduates/Law Students:

  • Attorney General Fellowship Program — Post-Graduate Opportunity: The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Attorney General Fellowship Program. This two (2) year AG Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity for law graduates who are committed to public service to work to protect the rights and interests of the state and people of New York while developing their legal skills.
  • Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel LLP - 2022 Summer Associate Position: Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel LLP is a litigation boutique located in New York City with a unique practice blend of civil rights, commercial, criminal, and professional ethics. The firm seeks applications from current 2Ls for a position as a 2022 summer associate. The summer associate position is a paid position and requires a minimum 10-week commitment.
  • First Amendment Fellow - The New York Times: The New York Times Company is currently taking applications for a one-year paid First Amendment Fellowship in its legal department. The fellow functions as an associate, assisting our in-house legal team in litigating freedom-of-information and court-access cases that cover a range of subjects of interest to our journalists, from national security and law enforcement to political corruption and financial fraud.


  • Counsel - Justice Catalyst Law: Justice Catalyst Law (“JCL”) is looking for counsel to join their team! Working under the direction of the Legal Director, Counsel will be responsible for leading a subset of Justice Catalyst Law’s litigation and non-litigation projects, and working in collaboration with our team to generate and investigate new cases.
  • BakerHostetler has a number of attorney positions open in their New York Office:
  • BakerHostetler New York Office - Litigation Staff Attorney: The New York office of BakerHostetler is looking for a junior attorney with 1 to 2 years of experience in document review to work on a group of related major litigations.
  • BakerHostetler New York Office - Litigation Associates: BakerHostetler is seeking mid-level associates with a minimum of 2-3 years of litigation experience to join our firmwide Litigation Practice. The candidates would work with their nationwide team on high-profile matters encompassing all facets of business and complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation.
  • BakerHostetler New York Office - Corporate Associate: BakerHostetler is seeking a mid-level associate (3-6 years of experience) to join its Business Group. The candidate would work with their regional and national clients as a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions practice team.