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Islamic group offers free legal advice Saturday during ‘Day of Dignity’ event

The Council on American-Islamic Relations’  “Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic” will be in Minneapolis.

The Minnesota Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will host a “Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic” Saturday in Minneapolis.

The group says it has assembled Muslim attorneys and law students who will offer advice on such issues as civil rights, housing, family law, immigration, and employment.

“Many individuals find it difficult to understand and navigate the legal system,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Lori Saroya. “CAIR-MN seeks to make legal services more accessible in the community.”

The clinic is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Masjid An Nur, 1729 N. Lyndale Ave., Minneapolis.

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It will be part of a “Day of Dignity” event in the community, organized by  Al Maauum Neighborhood Outreach. It will offer free services, including medical aid, clothing, haircuts and food.

CAIR says it is “America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization.”