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Working with Muslim and Somali Clients: A CLE on Islamic Wills and Cultural Competency with Somali Clients

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $20.00

Deadline to Register: December 12, 2017

There are more Somali immigrants in Minnesota than in any other state.  The number of Somali attorneys is growing, but is still very small (for the time being). There is a burgeoning need for culturally appropriate Elder Law and estate planning services as these newer Americans settle their multi-generational communities in this state. Not to be underappreciated is also the growing business law needs of the ambitious Somali young men and women whose entrepreneurial spirit is just starting to show itself in a significant way.

If you are interested in learning more about where legal services are headed and exploring under-charted territory (ie. a new potential client base), this CLE is for you!

Come join us for lunch December 14, 11:30 AM-1 PM and learn more about Islamic estate planning and the Somali culture.   

Don't miss this  Elimination of Bias CLE!


Imani Jaafar – An attorney with Islamic estate planning experience, Imani has presented and written on the topic many times. Additionally, she now works for the City of Minneapolis in their Civilian Oversight of Police Conduct department, where she addresses issues using her cultural competency skill set and legal education.

Abdi Ali – Abdi is a native Somali who works at the Center for Multicultural Mediation in Edina. Abdi is committed to building cultural bridges and helping his community integrate the old with the new in respectful and harmonious ways. He has presented to the MSBA community before and is happy to have been asked back!

CLE Credits:

1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 249968

Cost (includes lunch):

Elder Law Section Member: $5
Non-Section Member: $15
Non-MSBA Member: $20
Law Student: FREE

Remote Participation: 

Participation via teleconference and webcast is available. Please indicate remote participation when registering.  Instructions will be sent via email one day prior to the event.

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Questions? Contact Tram Nguyen | 612-278-6316

If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event please notify Tram Nguyen at or 612-278-6316. Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations at this meeting.

No sessions have been associated with this event.