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CAIR-MN to Hold Two Free Legal Clinics This Week in Dakota County and Minneapolis

CAIR MN logo(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 9/26/2016) –  This week, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold two Free Brief Advice Legal Clinics in Dakota County and Minneapolis. The clinics will provide free legal advice on issues such as civil rights, housing, immigration law, family law, consumer debt, and employment.

The first clinic will be on Thursday, September 29, at the Dakota County Northern Service Center in West St. Paul from 1 – 4 p.m. This clinic is co-sponsored by the Dakota County Law Library.

The second clinic will be on Saturday, October 1, at the Day of Dignity Event at the Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis from 12 – 2 p.m.

WHAT: Free Brief Advice Legal Clinics

WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 1 – 4 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 12 – 2 p.m.

WHERE:  September 29 – Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road West,  West St. Paul; October 1 – Masjid An-Nur, 1729 Lyndale Avenue North, Minneapolis

“People have legal issues and they often cannot afford to see an attorney.  These clinics will enable people to talk to a lawyer for free about their legal problems,” said CAIR-MN Civil Rights Attorney Ellen Longfellow.

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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.     

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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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