The Muslim Legal Network (NSW) was founded in 2009 and quickly became one of the peak professional associations representing Australian Muslim Legal Practitioners.
Like the Muslim community, our membership is diverse in their cultural background and ethnicity, as well as their legal skills and legal experience. They include members of the judiciary, legal practitioners from large and small law firms, corporations, academia and other professional backgrounds.
We do not receive any government funding and instead, rely on volunteers and funds raised from membership fees and funds generated by our events.
The Muslim Legal Network has three core focus areas: Advocacy, Education and Networking.
We participate in law reform and legal advocacy as well as offering a Muslim perspective on law reform and civil liberties issues. Most recently, we prepared submissions on the Foreign Fighter Bill and appeared at the Inquiry conducted by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security in the Australian Parliament.
The Muslim Legal Network regularly contributes to public debate in the Australian media on a range of legal issues that impact upon the community.
We are advocates for the community and we regularly provide legal education workshops on a range of diverse legal issues. We also provide appropriate legal referral to individuals who have a legal concern. More information regarding upcoming and past legal education workshops can be found here.
Members of the Muslim Legal Network benefit from networking opportunities with members of the legal profession, judiciary and members of parliament. We also provide mentoring opportunities and information on career development for emerging legal professionals. More information regarding the benefits of becoming a member of the Muslim Legal Network (NSW) can be found here. We also seek to engage with the wider legal profession and community in contributing towards the advancement and good standing of the legal profession.