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Legal Workshop on the Islamic Marriage Contract

September 17, 2016

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For nearly twenty-five years, KARAMAH has been advising lawyers, judges and clients on the legal validity, enforceability, and benefits of Islamic marriage contracts. Join us and our co-sponsor, the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association (“CAMBA”), for a weekend seminar which will cover the basics of contract law, knowing your client’s objectives and advice on financial affairs, and achieving the best outcomes for your clients. The workshop will be taught by two practicing family law attorneys: Abed Awad, Esq., KARAMAH board member, is the nation’s foremost expert on Islamic family law. Aisha Rahman, Esq., KARAMAH executive director, has been practicing family law for seven years and has learned Islamic family law while at KARAMAH for the past five years. Attendees will learn the pitfalls, the standards, and even those concepts often not discussed by fiancées whose foresight is blurred by love or confusion about their religious and legal rights.

When:

Saturday September 17, 2016 from 9:30 am. to 6:30 pm.

Sunday September 18, 2016 from 9:30 am. to 1:00 pm.

Where:

Ibrahim El Hibri Building 1420 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Registration Fee: $250

Lawyers at non-profit organizations, use discount code “NONPROFIT” for a 25% discount.

Students, use discount code “STUDENTS” for a 50% discount.

Key topics to be discussed:

– Initial consult and advising clients on the value of a formal Islamic marriage contract – Essential elements of an Islamic marriage contract – Validity of Islamic marriage contracts in American Courts – Legal strategies on enforcing the Islamic marriage contract at the time of marriage – Legal strategies on enforcing the Islamic marriage contract at the time of divorce A more detailed agenda will follow. Depending on the number of registrations and from which jurisdictions, KARAMAH will apply for potential CLE credits. Seating is limited. Sign up today! * Note that all participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

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