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CAIR-MN to Hold Two Free Legal Clinics in October in Minneapolis and Shakopee

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(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 9/30/2015) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold two “Free Brief Advice Legal Clinics†in October. 

The first clinic will be on October 3 as part of the Day of Dignity Event at Masjid Nur in Minneapolis and the second will be on October 29 at the Scott County Government Center in Shakopee co-sponsored by the Scott County Law Library.  Both clinics will provide free legal advice on issues such as civil rights, housing, family law, consumer debt, and employment.  The clinics will be staffed by volunteer attorneys, CAIR – Minnesota staff and volunteer law students.

WHAT: Free Brief Advice Legal Clinics

WHEN:  Saturday, October 3 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Masjid Nur

Thursday, October 29 from 1 – 4 p.m. in Shakopee

WHERE:  October 3 – Masjid Nur, 1729 Lyndale Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

October 29 – Scott County Government Center, Room 112, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, MN 55379

“Now more than ever, people have legal issues but no access to attorneys.  These clinics will enable people to talk to a lawyer for free about their legal problems,” said CAIR-MN Civil Rights Attorney Ellen Longfellow. “We thank our F.R. Bigelow Foundation and Minnesota State Bar Foundation partners for helping us to provide access to legal services to the community.”

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Civil Rights Attorney Ellen Longfellow, 612-206-3360, elongfellow@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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