Legal Clinic


The Muslim Community AssociationLegal Clinic was established in May 2005 through a partnership with the Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley’s “Lawyers in the Libraryprogram. This is the first clinic of its kind ever established in the Muslim American community.

The legal clinic continues to provide free 20-minute consultation sessions with attorneys on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. Approximately 25 attorneys volunteer at the clinic on a rotating basis.



Free Consultations

The Muslim Community Association Legal Clinic provides free 20-minute legal consultation sessions to all Bay Area residents who need legal advice. This service is provided in collaboration with the Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley’s “Lawyers in the Library” program.

We have over 20 volunteer attorneys that have expertise in areas such as immigration, business, family/divorce, court appearances/litigation, employment, landlord-tenant, small claims, personal injury, consumer law/bankruptcy/debt, civil rights, and wills/estates/trusts.

To schedule an appointment with the Legal Clinic, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

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The MCA Legal Clinic has a legal reference center that includes self-help books, binders, CD-ROMs, brochures, and flyers on a variety of legal topics. The clinic also provides a referral sheet of legal organizations and attorneys.

The MCA Legal Clinic regularly holds free legal workshops for the community on a variety of common legal issues.

Our upcoming activities are listed below:


Islamic Estate Planning with Attorney Ahmed Shaikh

Friday, February 24th, after Isha (8:30 - 10:00 pm), Maryam Banquet Hall

Join us to learn:
  • How ignoring this fard can hurt your family
  • The differences between the Islamic Rules and California's System of Inheritance
  • Draft a will yourself if you cannot afford an Attorney (forms provided)


About Ahmed Shaikh:

Ahmed Shaikh is a counseling based estate planning Attorney who provides solutions with living trusts, asset protection and tax planning. He also represents executors, trustees and beneficiaries in estate litigation matters. He is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Ahmed serves on the Executive Council of The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). 

Islamic estate web



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