The Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY) is a member-driven bar association open to any interested lawyer or law student of any faith or no faith, and those of all ethnicities and affiliations. We organize educational, networking, & professional development events. We also partner with local bar associations and legal organizations on advocacy issues impacting the Muslim community in the U.S.
How Did I Get Here? and Things Working Out the Way They're Supposed To
For the last episode of the first season of "How Did I Get Here?" we hear from Sania Khan and Shabbir Chaudhury. They reflect upon their experiences graduating from law school during an economic recession and not getting the opportunities they hoped for. They speak about the steps they took to over come early career challenges and how things eventually work out the way they're supposed to.
How Did I Get Here? Usman Ahmed and Creating Your Niche
Usman Ahmed joins us to discuss his journey to becoming Head of Global Public Policy at PayPal. He talks about his experience navigating new spaces of law and developing policy in novel areas. He also speaks about the challenges he overcame to create the role he wanted at the company.
Different Treatment of Ideologically Motivated Crimes: An Interview with Dalia Mogahed
In this episode, Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, talks about the report “Measuring the Legal and Media Responses to Ideologically Motivated Violence in the US.” She uncovers the results of this report, which reveals that perceived Muslim perpetrators of ideologically motivated crimes are treated differently by the media and by law enforcement, leading to vastly different sentences. The discussion also delves into the implications of these differences for American Muslims and for the larger community and proposes some strategies to guard against these disparities. This interview was conducted by MuBANY Director, Maryam Jazini.
Do I Need an Executive Coach?
Suzie Joseph is the founder of Revel Coaching and Discovery, an experienced executive coach, driven facilitator and cross-disciplinary HR consultant. With over 15 years of experience heading leadership, management, and talent development at Fortune 500 companies, she offers a unique and impactful perspective in helping her clients achieve their goals. In this episode, she joins us to discuss the benefits of using an executive / career coach at different stages of one's career and to share her thoughts on the "great resignation".
How Did I Get Here? Saema Somolya and Developing Leadership Skills as a Lawyer
Saema Somalya joins us to discuss her journey to becoming General Counsel at Remitly. She talks about the soft skills necessary for leading a legal department and going outside your comfort zone. She also speaks about the steps she took to grow her career from law firm associate to general counsel.
How Did I Get Here? Adeel Bashir and Letting Your Interests Lead Your Career
Adeel Bashir joins us to discuss his journey to being an Assistant Federal Public Defender. He talks about his work representing criminal defendants and the importance of following opportunities, great mentors, and not being afraid to fail. He also speaks about his work as President of the American Muslim Bar Association.